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June  24-30 

The  Summer  of  73  is  a  week-long  college  experience  for 
alumnae  and  alumni,  parents,  theirfriends,  and  theirfamilies. 
Inspired  by  the  success  of  last  year's  summer  college,  the 
University  is  again  sponsoring  an  on-campus  academic  pro- 
gram which  will  recapture  the  excitement  of  the  classrooms, 
art  studios,  and  dorm  life  at  Brown. 

Some  of  your  friends  and  classmates  who  came  back  last 
year  said:  "//  was  stimulating,  satisfying  and  educational  in 
many  ways  and  on  many  levels.  Please  have  another  so  we 
can  come  back."  "How short  the  davs  werel" 

This  year's  program  consists  of  two  courses  to  be  taken 
by  all  adult  participants  plus  two  optional  mini-courses  and 
a  special  program  for  children  8  to  15  years  old.  Now  is  the 
time  for  you  and  your  family  to  sign  up. 



Four  members  of  Brown's  new  creative  and  performing  arts 
programs  have  designed  a  course  which  will  examine  the 
every-day  and  the  out-of-the-way  art  in  our  lives  through  a 
combination  of  full-group  and  individual  studio  experiences. 
Workshops  will  offer  time  for  participants  to  be  directly  in- 
volved in  the  relationship  of  the  arts  to  the  concerns  of  our 
society  and  to  participate  in  the  creative  process.  Lectures 
and  discussions  will  relate  the  workshop  experiences  to 
basic  principles  and  concepts. 

HOW  f  R€G  AKC 

Many  Americans  are  concerned  that  the  old  concepts  of 
freedom  upon  which  our  society  and  nation  were  founded 
are  being  challenged  from  many  directions.  Freedom  of  the 
press  is  a  daily  issue  in  the  papers.  Individual  choice  in 
matters  from  consumer  goods  through  education  appears 
more  limited  every  day.  Responding  to  this  concern  through 
lectures  and  discussions,  four  of  Brown's  most  distinguished 

and  popular  faculty  members  will  examine  the  concep 
freedom  in  the  United  States  in  1973  and  in  the  future. 



Your  Mind  and  the  Computer 
Your  Body  and  the  Dance 


This  year  the  summer  college  will  include  a  program  of  re' 
ational  and  educational  activities  for  children  8-15  year  J 
age.  Families  will  live  together  in  the  dorms,  but  a  care  1) 
planned  and  closely  supervised  schedule  for  the  chik  r 
from  8:30  a.m.  to  4:30  p.m.  will  free  parents  for  their  c 
activities.  The  optional  evening  programs  will  be  a  comb 
tion  of  family  and  separate  activities. 


The  Summer  of  '73  is  open  to  all  alumnae  and  alumni,  1 
husbands  and  wives,  parents  of  Brown  students,  their  trie 
and  their  children  8  years  of  age  and  older. 

The  fee  schedule  is:      $325  per  resident  couple. 

$175  per  resident  single. 

$160perchild  (8-15  years  old). 

$  80  per  Brown  student  with  pa Ti 

$130  per  non-resident. 

$  10  per  person  per  mini-cours 

To  register,  send  a  deposit  of  $50  per  person  to  Surrsi 
of  '73,  Box  1920,  Brown  University,  Providence,  R.  I.  02:2 
(Deposit  is  non-refundable  after  May  25.) 



Brown  Alumni  Monthly  April  1973,  Vol.  73,  No.  7 

In  this  issue 

2  Under  the  Elms 

The  controversy  about  the  cheerleaders  and  the  national  an- 
them. .  .  .  Brown's  Equal  Employment  Opportunity  officer.  .  .  . 
The  205th  Commencement.  ...  A  seminar  on  auto  emissions 
is  held  on  campus.  .  .  .  Brown's  new  swimming  pool  meets 
the  press. 

12  The  Proposal  for  a  New  Theater  Arts  Center 

The  University  has  revealed  its  imaginative  plans  for  a  theater 
arts  center — and  they  include  turning  Lyman  Gym  into  an  ex- 
perimental theater  and  Colgate  Hoyt  Pool  into  a  dance  studio. 

17  'In  Show  Business,  Cherish  the  Ups  and  Drive  the  Downs  from 
Your  Memory' 

Burt  Shevelove  '37,  one  of  Brown's  most  distinguished  alumni 
in  the  performing  arts,  returns  to  the  campus  to  look  over  the 
plans  for  the  theater  arts  center — and  to  reminisce  about  the 
early  days  of  Brownbrokers. 

20  When  Death  Seems  Certain  .  .  . 

When  is  a  person  dead?  Because  of  technological  advances  in 
medicine,  answering  that  question  is  not  as  simple  as  it  once 
was.  A  professor  of  medical  science  and  the  University  chaplain 
discussed  that  question — and  others — at  a  recent  continuing 
education  seminar. 

24  Staying  On 

There  have  always  been  Brown  graduates  who  stayed  on  to 
work  for  the  University.  Now  there  seem  to  be  more  doing  that. 
Five  young  graduates  talked  recently  about  why  they  remained 
on  College  Hill. 


10  Carrying  the  Mail 
30  Sports 

34  The  Classes 
48  On  Stage 

The  cover:  An  architect's  sketch  of  how  the  entrance  to  Brown's 
proposed  theater  arts  center  might  look  from  Waterman  Street. 
The  present  Faunce  House  Theater  is  on  the  right  (see  pages 


Robert  M.  Rhodes 

Associate  Editors 

John  F.  Barry,  Jr.  '50 
Ann  Banks 

Assistant  Editor 

Hazel  M.  Goff 

Editorial  Assistant 

Christine  Bowman  '72 

Design  Consultant 

Don  Paulhus 

Board  of  Editors 


Garrett  D.  Byrnes  '26 


Gladys  Chernack  Kapstein  '40 

Anthony  L.  Aeschliman  '65 
Robert  G.  Berry  '44 
Cornelia  Dean  '69 
Doris  Stearn  Donovan  '59 
James  E.  DuBois  '50 
Ruth  Burt  Ekstrom  '53 
Beverly  Hodgson  Leventhal  '70 
Douglas  R.  Riggs  '61 

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Under  the  Elms 

By  the  Editors 

The  cheerleaders  and  the  national  anthem 


One  of  the  problems  of  reporting 
on  controversy  in  a  monthly  magazine  is 
that  one  month's  crisis  is  next  month's 
yawn.  (What  usually  happens  is  that 
just  as  a  furor  has  died  down  on  campus 
and  in  the  local  media,  the  Brown 
Alumni  Monthly  publishes  an  account 
which  stirs  up  a  second  wave  of  protest 
from  the  out-of-towners.) 

If  there  ever  was  an  issue  in  need 
of  some  perspective,  it  is  the  case  of  the 
basketball  cheerleaders  and  "The  Star 
Spangled  Banner."  A  thorough  study  of 
all  the  implications  and  reverberations 
of  the  incident  would  probably  provide 
enough  material  for  a  master's  thesis  in 
sociology.  As  it  was,  several  trees  must 
have  been  sacrificed  to  manufacture  the 
newsprint  necessary  to  run  all  the  letters 
to  the  editor  carried  in  the  Brown  and 
Providence  newspapers. 

The  issue  was  touched  off  when 
the  eight  Brown  basketball  cheerleaders 
did  not  stand  for  the  national  anthem 
before  the  game  against  Providence  Col- 
lege at  the  downtown  Civic  Center  on 
March  8.  As  a  result,  the  Providence 
City  Council  unanimously  passed  a  reso- 
lution deploring  the  incident  and  calling 
for  an  investigation.  President  Donald  F. 
Hornig  responded  with  a  statement  that 
the  cheerleaders  "violated  no  statute  or 
University  regulation  and  were  within 
their  rights.  .  .  ."  The  cheerleaders,  who 
are  all  black  women,  officially  declined 
to  comment  beyond  saying  that  the  an- 
them "does  not  express  ideas  we  agree 

That  spare  recitation  of  facts  does 
not  begin  to  convey  the  complexities  of 
the  issue.  To  start  with,  according  to 
The  Providence  Journal,  the  City  Coun- 
cil meeting  at  which  the  cheerleaders 
were  censured  seemed  like  an  episode  in 
mass  hysteria.  The  grievances  that  were 
aired  at  the  meeting  had  more  to  do 
with  the  permissiveness  and  moral  laxity 
that  allegedly  exist  at  Brown  than  with 
the  cheerleaders'  action.  "The  Brown 
campus,"  said  Councilman  William  G. 
Bradshaw  '33,  "is  nothing  but  a  vile 
mess.  Oh,  how  I  dislike  walking  across 

it.  That  is  no  longer  my  college. 

"And  let's  look  further,"  he  added, 
in  a  voice  which  the  Journal  described 
as  quaking  with  emotion.  "There  used  to 
be  races  on  the  Seekonk  River  until  ex- 
cessive drinking  forced  their  curtail- 
ment." Bradshaw,  a  member  of  his  class' 
40th  reunion  committee,  went  on  to 
charge  that  students  take  an  apartment 
off  campus  and  "a  couple  of  weeks  later 
there  are  seven  or  eight  of  them,  all  liv- 
ing together,  male  and  female,  indis- 
criminately. .  .  .  And  what  about  rock 
concerts?"  he  added.  "What's  all  this 
coming  to?" 

Although  Bradshaw  was  the  most 
vehement  in  his  remarks,  other  council- 
men  expressed  similar  sentiments.  Coun- 
cilman Anthony  Sciaretta  accused  the 
Brown  administration  and  The  Provi- 
dence Journal  of  being  blase  about  the 
incident.  He  said  that  they  would  not 
have  reacted  that  way  if  the  cheerlead- 
ers had  appeared  in  "skimpy  bikinis." 

Skimpy  bikinis!  Drinking  on  the 
Seekonk!  What's  going  on  here?  There 
is,  perhaps,  a  clue  in  Councilman  Brad- 
shaw's  remark  that  the  issue  of  the 
cheerleaders  should  be  used  to  recon- 
sider Brown's  tax-exempt  status.  "Har- 
vard pays  municipal  taxes,  so  does  Yale, 
why  not  Brown?"  he  asked. 

Several  possible  sanctions  were  sug- 
gested by  Councilman  Edward  Xavier, 
co-sponsor  of  the  resolution.  He  told 
the  Brawn  Daily  Herald  that  the  investi- 
gation would  be  designed  to  ascertain 
whether  any  of  the  cheerleaders  were 
"subsidized  by  the  government"  through 
scholarships.  "If  they  are,  we're  going 
to  recommend  a  cutback  of  funds,"  he 
said.  He  also  said  that  he  was  consider- 
ing asking  that  Brown  not  be  permitted 
to  play  any  more  games  in  the  Civic 
Center.  "The  Civic  Center  was  built  by 
Americans  for  Americans.  If  they  are 
not  going  to  act  like  Americans,  we 
don't  want  them  in  there." 

According  to  Steven  Fortunato, 
counsel  for  the  cheerleaders,  the  women 
were  completely  within  their  First 

Amendment  rights  when  they  refused  to 
stand  for  the  anthem.  In  1942,  he  said, 
the  Supreme  Court  ruled  that  "you 
cannot  coerce  allegiance  to  the  flag." 
The  Court  also  ruled  that  "any  public 
building  or  park  cannot  condition  the 
lease  of  the  premises  on  some  sort  of 
political  or  religious  test,"  Fortunato 
said.  When  the  BDH  questioned  Coun- 
cilman Xavier  about  the  constitutionality 
of  his  proposal,  he  replied,  "I  don't  be- 
lieve in  the  Supreme  Court.  They  didn't 
pay  for  the  building." 

While  the  City  Council  was  making 
whatever  political  hay  was  to  be  made 
over  the  issue,  students  and  local  citizens 
were  expressing  their  opinions  at  length 
in  the  letters  columns  of  The  Providence 
Journal  and  the  BDH.  In  contrast  to  the 
sweeping  denunciations  against  general 
moral  license  heard  from  the  councilmen, 
most  of  the  letter-writers  confined  their 
remarks  to  the  actual  episode,  either 
supporting  or  criticizing  the  cheerleaders. 

One  of  the  issues  that  was  raised 
was  the  question  of  whether  the  cheer- 
leaders should  be  regarded  as  official 
representatives  of  the  University.  A 
Brown  student  wrote  that  the  cheerlead- 
ers did  not  have  the  right  to  make  indi- 
vidual protests  because  "when  they  put 
on  a  uniform  and  are  representing 
Brown  University  .  .  .  they  lose  some 
of  their  individual  freedom.   .   .   ." 

Athletic  Director  Andy  Geiger  feels 
that  this  position  should  be  evaluated  in 
light  of  the  history  of  the  cheerleaders. 
The  basketball  cheerleading  squad — in 
Geiger's  words — "invented  itself"  two 
years  ago.  The  women  took  the  initia- 
tive to  make  their  own  uniforms,  design 
their  own  cheers,  and  form  the  first  bas- 
ketball cheerleading  squad  at  Brown  in 
24  years. 

The  squad  has  remained  seated 
during  the  national  anthem  since  they 
first  took  the  floor  as  cheerleaders.  On 
several  occasions  last  year,  they  were 
joined  in  their  action  by  large  groups 
of  spectators,  most  of  whom  were  black. 
The  split  between  those  who  stood  and 
those  who  sat  was  causing  unpleasant- 
ness, Geiger  says,  so  it  was  decided 
simply  to  stop  playing  the  anthem  at 
home  basketball  games,  "It  is,  after  all, 
possible  to  play  basketball  without  hear- 
ing The  Star  Spangled  Banner'  first," 
says  Geiger.  "Maybe  we  can  be  accused 
of  expediency,  but  we  decided  not  to 
make  an  issue  of  it." 

(The  gesture  of  not  rising  for  the 
national  anthem  has  been  associated 

with  black  protest  against  racism  in 
America.  There  were  incidents  involving 
black  athletes'  reactions  to  the  anthem  at 
the  Olympic  games  last  year  and  in 

The  cheerleaders  decided  not  to 
make  a  statement  defending  or  explain- 
ing their  action,  so  that  people  who 
wrote  letters  in  support  of  their  right 
to  dissent  offered  different  interpreta- 
tions of  why  the  women  declined  to 
stand.  One  obvious  construction  is  that 
the  cheerleaders  did  not  want  to  lend 
symbolic  support  to  an  anthem  extolling 
"the  land  of  the  free"  when  that  con- 
cept has  excluded  black  people  for  much 
of  America's  history.  As  John  Belcher 
'75  wrote  in  the  Herald,  he  did  not  see 
how  it  was  possible  to  condemn  some- 
one for  "failing  to  hold  in  esteem  a  sym- 
bol which  to  that  person  represents  a 
history  of  racism  and  oppression." 

Anthropology  Professor  Philip  Leis, 
who  has  studied  patriotism  as  it  is  man- 
ifested in  the  Bristol  (R.I.)  Fourth  of 
July  parade,  says  that  it  is  not  at  all 
surprising  that  the  cheerleaders'  protest 
caused  such  hue  and  cry.  "It  is  the  na- 
ture of  symbols,"  he  says,  "that  they 
have  an  evocative  and  emotive  quality. 
There  is  not  just  an  intellectual  associa- 
tion between  the  symbol  and  what  it  is 
supposed  to  represent.  For  some  people, 
respect  for  the  flag  is  intrinsically  identi- 
fied with  love  of  country." 

For  Richard  A.  Nurse,  the  black  as- 
sociate director  of  admission  at  Brown, 
the  City  Council  bill  to  investigate  the 
cheerleaders  was  a  civil  libertarian  issue, 
symbolic  of  government  suppression.  As 
Nurse  wrote  in  a  letter  to  the  Journal, 
the  councilman  who  introduced  the  legis- 
lation "acted  on  his  personal  set  of  val- 
ues. The  issue  is  not  whether  those  val- 
ues are  right  or  wrong,  but  whether  our 
elected  officials  should  use  their  powers 
to  condemn  and  punish  the  values  of 
other  citizens  acting  within  the  confines 
of  the  law."  (According  to  Nurse,  the 
City  Council  resolution  was  not  "simply 
another  bit  of  racial  demagoguery,"  be- 
cause it  appeared  that  "during  the  draft- 
ing of  the  bill  many  of  the  councilmen 
were  unaware  that  all  of  the  Brown 
cheerleaders  are  black.") 

Nurse  went  on  to  say,  "I  chose  to 
stand  for  the  national  anthem  at  the 
Civic  Center  on  the  night  the  Brown 
cheerleaders  chose  to  sit.  Their  choice 
was  not  against  the  law  and  did  not 
abridge  my  choice.  I  stood  because   .   .   . 
I  know  that  there  are  very  few  countries 
in  this  world  where  those  two  choices 

could  live  together  in  the  same  arena.' 
He  added  that  the  Council's  action  hai 
caused  him  to  decide  not  to  stand  for 
the  national  anthem  in  Providence  "ur 
the  resolution  is  rescinded  and  the  rea 
meaning  is  restored  to  the  song." 

Athletic  Director  Geiger  says  it  is 
not  yet  certain  what  the  outcome  of  tj- 
issue  will  be.  He  plans  to  talk  the  matt 
over  with  the  cheerleaders  to  see  what 
their  feelings  are,  but  he  does  not  see 
his  way  clear  to  telling  them  what  the' 
should  do.  "I  don't  think  that  standinj 
for  the  national  anthem  should  be  a 
prerequisite  for  being  a  cheerleader  or 
an  athlete  at  Brown,"  he  says.  (The  ba 
ketball  team  members,  four  of  whom ; 
black,  do  stand  for  the  anthem.)  "The 
controversy  hurts  us,  of  course,"  Geig 
admits.  "It  hurts  the  program.  But  I  ju 
hope  that  people  will  remember  that  tl 
basketball  team  had  a  very  good  year- 
there  was  considerable  pride  around  h 
when  they  beat  Penn  and  Princeton. 
The  cheerleaders  have  done  a  good  jol 
of  livening  up  the  crowd  and  eliciting 
support  from  the  student  body,  and  th 
has  been  very  important  to  the  team." 

Making  art  history  available 
to  the  museum  visitor 

The  meticulous  historical  specula- 
tion of  art  history  can  be  obscure  to  tl 
uninitiated.  And  a  novice  to  the  world 
art  might  imagine  an  art  historian  as  i 
old  eccentric,  dottering  along  the  dark , 
musty  corridors  of  museums  and  castlj 

The  master's  program  in  art  histc 
at  Brown  has  found  a  way  to  banish 
such  preconceptions  and  make  art  his-i 
tory  pleasantly  accessible  to  the  averaJ 
museum  visitor.  The  program  turns  oil 
scholarly  researchers  who  also  happerj 
to  know  how  to  share  their  expertise  ' 
with  the  public.  j 

How  can  scholasticism,  social  ser' 
ice,  and  job  training  possibly  be  com- 
bined? Each  year  since  1967,  the  enter 
class  of  M.A.  candidates  has  thrown  r 
self  into  the  task  of  conceiving  and 
mounting  a  museum  exhibition  and  pi 
lishing  an  accompanying  scholarly  cat 
log.  The  process  of  preparing  an  exhil 
introduces  a  variety  of  problems  whic 
takes  students  deep  into  the  academic 
sues  of  their  subject — and  beyond  the 

"Doing  an  exhibition  is  really  a 
great  thing,"  says  Catherine  Wilkinso 
the  assistant  professor  supervising  th( 

luate  seminar  project  this  year.  "You 
i  just  make  a  scholarly  argument — 
hisualize  it." 

When  all  the  scholastic  investiga- 
linto  a  problem  is  finished,  the  over- 
iiore  has  just  begun.  The  students 
ihave  to  convince  others  of  their 
iusions.  And  to  do  so,  they  need 
%s  of  art  to  back  up  arguments.  They 
l|  to  locate  widely  dispersed  works, 
bnd  choose  which  of  the  available 
is  to  include  in  the  exhibit,  talk  with 
borrow  from  private  collectors,  and 
1  the  ins  and  outs  of  getting  a  mu- 
1  loan. 

'Then  they  have  to  arrange  for  in- 
.ice  and  handling  of  the  borrowed 
IS,  .md  cope  with  the  problems  of 
pying  the  exhibit,  promoting  it,  and 
(ining  it.  With  the  catalog  come  still 
;  difficulties — editorial  judgments, 
I 'ration  among  contributors,  quality 
diKtion  of  art  works,  and  maintain- 
i  rholastic  integrity  while  also  in- 
I  ng  the  casual  viewer  about  the 

The  nine  M.A.  candidates  this  year 
did  all  of  these  things  in  preparing  the 
sixth  of  the  graduate  student  shows. 
Their  exhibit  was  "Drawings  and  Prints 
of  the  First  Maneira  1515-1535."  The 
product  of  a  collaboration  with  the  Rhode 
Island  School  of  Design  Museum,  the 
show  was  mounted  there  for  a  run  of 
four  weeks  in  February  and  March. 

New  York  Times  Art  Critic  John 
Canaday  advised  art  enthusiasts  that  the 
show's  concept  and  execution  were 
enough  "to  make  drawing  buffs  lust  for 
a  trip  to  the  Rhode  Island  capital."  The 
exhibit  concerned  an  experimental  and 
controversial  moment  in  art  history — the 
years  immediately  following  the  High 
Renaissance  and  leading  into  the  period 
of  mannerism,  which  has  what  Canaday 
calls  connotations  of  "artificiality,  affec- 
tation, witless  exaggeration,  and  perver- 
sion. .  .  ." 

One  of  the  arguments  the  exhibition 
made — and  one  which  Canaday  en- 
dorsed— is  that  such  pejorative  terms 
are  undeserved,  that  the  artists  repre- 

sented in  the  show  were  instead  "the 
first  generation  of  individualists  at  all 
comparable  to  the  extreme  individualists 
that  we  accept  all  artists  as  being  today. 
(They)  were  fascinated  by  more  in- 
tensely expressive  modifications  no  mat- 
ter what  jettisoning  of  the  realistic  struc- 
ture was  involved.  ...  In  the  finest 
drawings  of  these  early  decades  there  is 
a  sense  of  release — of  both  the  hand  and 
the  spirit — that  accounts  for  their  special 

Putting  aside  academic  and  histori- 
cal considerations,  the  exhibit  stood 
easily  on  its  visual  appeal  alone.  The 
nightmares  and  mythical  preoccupations 
of  the  artists,  the  distortions  and  inter- 
pretations of  previous  artistic  concerns, 
easily  intrigued  even  those  who  stum- 
bled accidentally  upon  the  exhibit. 

As  the  catalog's  authors  indicate, 
"Individuality  was  often  stressed  to  the 
point  of  eccentricity,"  and  naturalism 
gave  way  to  "unreal  spatial  formations, 
anatomical  distortions,  and  subjective 
rhythmic  structures." 

[if  the  paintings  in  the  exhibit  was  "The  Judgment  of  Paris"  by 
7ntonio  Raimondi  (1480-1530),  on  loan  from  the  Yale  Unii^ersity  Art  Gallery. 


'There's  always  new  talent — 
Brown  must  seek  it  out' 

Almost  four  years  ago,  a  complaint 
was  filed  with  the  Department  of  Health, 
Education,  and  Welfare  alleging  that 
Brown  was  discriminating  against 
women  in  hiring  and  personnel  policies. 
Brown  and  HEW  determined  that  this 
was  indeed  so,  and  began  devising  an 
"affirmative  action"  plan  to  correct  past 
injustices  to  women  and  minorities  at  all 
levels  of  University  employment  {BAM, 
October  1971  and  July  1972). 

To  make  sure  that  steps  be  taken 
and  that  Brown  in  fact  mends  its  ways, 
the  University  hired  James  E.  Tisdale  as 
its  Equal  Employment  Opportunity  Of- 
ficer and  special  assistant  to  the  presi- 
dent. Before  taking  this  job  last  July, 
Tisdale  served  Brown  for  three  years  in 
its  New  York  City  development  office. 
But,  he  says,  "Most  of  my  adult  life  has 
been  spent  in  civil  rights."  He  has  been 
a  liaison  official  between  the  NAACP 
and  HEW  for  contract  compliance;  he 
spent  three  years  in  anti-poverty  pro- 
grams in  Bridgeport,  Conn.;  he  was  ex- 
ecutive director  of  the  Greater  Bridge- 
port Urban  Coalition;  and  for  about  a 
decade  he  has  been  associated  in  a  va- 
riety of  roles  with  the  NAACP,  pri- 
marily in  the  youth  and  college  division. 

Tisdale — a  Brown  employee  not  re- 
sponsible to  HEW  in  any  way — is  here 
to  help  the  University  be  what  it  has 
said  it  is — an  equal  opportunity  em- 
ployer. His  job  entails  recognizing  ex- 
isting inequities  and  correcting  them,  and 
assuring  that  new  positions  are  opened 
to  all  qualified  applicants.  Tisdale  com- 
pares his  role  to  that  of  an  accountant. 
Whereas  the  accountant  must  keep  fi- 
nancial records  to  satisfy  IRS  that  Brown 
is  operating  legally,  the  EEO  officer  must 
compile  records  to  satisfy  HEW  that 
Brown  is  meeting  a  different  kind  of 
legal  obligation.  "I  make  sure  we're  pay- 
ing our  taxes  as  far  as  HEW  is  concerned 
— our  'humane'  taxes,"  he  says. 

If  government  officials  decide  Brown 
has  not  done  so,  it  might  mean  serious 
trouble.  The  punishment  for  non-com- 
pliance could  be  complete  withdrawal  of 
federal  funds  from  the  University.  Cur- 
rent estimates  have  those  funds  at 
around  $9.5  million  annually. 

Since  Tisdale's  job  involves  chang- 
ing hiring  procedures  and  adjusting  the 

make-up  of  the  work  force  to  achieve 
a  fairer  balance,  he  meets  with  some  de- 
fensive reaction  amongst  the  hirers. 
"The  hardest  traditions  to  change  are  in 
the  faculty,"  he  says,  referring  to  the 
"buddy  system"  of  asking  only  other 
department  chairmen  to  scout  around 
and  recommend  possible  applicants  for 
positions.  "Some  department  heads  are 
coming  around  and  making  a  real  effort 
to  broaden  the  applicant  pool.  There  are 
some  too  who  are  trying  to  skirt  the 
whole  procedure.  I  have  found  more 
problems  with  faculty  appointments 
than  with  administrative  ones,  and  I  an- 
ticipate that  this  trend  will  continue." 

It  was  Tisdale's  intervention  in  ad- 
ministrative appointments  last  fall, 
though,  that  first  gained  widespread  at- 
tention for  the  affirmative  action  pro- 
gram and  Brown's  EEO  officer.  Tisdale 
charged  then  that  the  University  had 
conducted  narrow  and  thus  unsatisfac- 
tory searches  for  candidates  to  fill  two 
positions — dean  of  undergraduate  coun- 
seling and  executive  director  of  HERS, 
a  regional  academic  women's  employ- 
ment service  operating  out  of  Brown. 

The  first  of  the  contended  appoint- 
ments, that  of  Thomas  Bechtel  as  dean 
of  undergraduate  counseling,  was  upheld 
since  the  appointment  had  been  ap- 
proved and  finalized  by  the  Corporation 
prior  to  the  challenge.  The  appointment 
of  Dr.  Lilli  (Mrs.  Donald  F.)  Hornig  as 
director  of  HERS,  however,  became  the 
subject  of  considerable  controversy. 
After  reviewing  the  circumstances  of 

Jim  Tisdale  at  the  campus  seminar 
on  affirmative  action  programs. 

her  appointment,  a  special  subcommii 
of  the  Advisory  and  Executive  Comiri 
tee  of  the  Corporation  concluded  that 
the  applicant  search  had  "involved  su| 
cient  consideration  for  the  principles  ! 
affirmative  action  and  was  conducted 
good  faith."  The  Corporation  then  ap 
proved  Dr.  Hornig's  appointment. 

Brown's  EEO  officer  recognizes  t 
there  is  widespread  apprehension  regi 
ing  affirmative  action.  To  counteract  ; 
what  he  feels  is  considerable  misundcj 
standing  of  such  programs,  he  organ! 
a  day-long  seminar  in  March  dealing 
with  the  controversy  and  explaining  \\ 
program's  goals  and  procedures.  i 

About  100  people  from  both  the  I 
University  and  the  Rhode  Island  com 
munity  attended  the  keynote  speech  c 
cerning  job  quotas.  Workshops  held  1 
in  the  day  dealt  with  the  legal  and  ad 
ministrative  details  of  HEW  guidelim 
fair  employment  practices  for  student 
the  role  of  women's  groups  in  affirma 
tive  action  plans,  and  employment  pr 
tices  in  the  Providence  area.  Respons 
to  the  seminar  was  good,  Tisdale  say: 
the  one  exception  being  that  campus 
women's  groups  would  have  liked  a 
greater  emphasis  on  ending  sex  discri 

Tisdale  is  concerned  that  he  mu; 
work  against  "the  general  anti-affirir 
tive  action  attitude  here,"  and  is  dete 
mined  that  equal  opportunity  employ 
ment  be  taken  seriously.  "The  Unive 
sity  should  continue  to  hire  the  best  ]■ 
son  for  a  position,"  he  reaffirms,  but 
fair  employment  practices  need  not  b 
sacrificed  to  that  end.  "There's  alwa> 
new  talent,"  Tisdale  says.  "Brown  ju 
has  to  seek  it  out  and  utilize  it." 

The  205th  Commencement 
weekend  will  be  June  1-4 

It's  safe  to  say  that  Brown's  20S 
annual  Commencement  will  have  a  r 
look.  The  traditional  events — the  on' 
the  alumni  and  alumnae  have  come  t 
feel  comfortable  with — are  still  then 
But  there  will  be  some  modifications: 

For  the  first  time,  there  will  be  ( 
joint  Alumni/Alumnae  Dinner  inste 
of  separate  dinners  for  the  men  and 
women.  The  Commencement  Forum 
popular  event  after  only  three  years 
be  extended  through  most  of  Saturd 
The  Pops  Concert  will  feature  formi 
Metropolitan  Opera  star  Mary  Cost 
And  something  new  has  been  added* 
Alumni  Field  Day:  grownups  and  cl 

I  .ilike  can  swim  this  year  in  the 

L  isity's  new  Olympic-sized  pool. 

The  first  item  on  the  June  1-4  week- 
«agenda  is  the  6:15  all-college 

nni/Alumnae  Reunion  at  Patriot's 
;rt  in  the  Wriston  Quadrangle  Friday 
sing.  This  will  be  followed  at  7:15 
fie  Alumni/Alumnae  Dinner,  pre- 
l|l  over  by  Robert  G.  Berry  '44,  presi- 
i|  of  the  Associated  Alumni,  and  Ruth 
1)  Ekstrom  '53,  president  of  the  Alum- 

[Tickets  for  the  dinner  are  $6  per 
nn,  with  spouses  and  guests  cor- 
!v  invited  to  attend.  Reservations 
i  be  made  by  returning  the  applica- 

form  enclosed  with  the  alumni  bal- 

r  bv  writing  to  Box  1859  at  the 

One  of  Brown's  oldest  traditions  is 
E;"riday  night  Campus  Dance  held  on 
s'ZoUege  Green.  Ralph  Stuart's  or- 
Etra  will  play  for  the  dreamy  dancers 
le  Green,  and  a  combo  will  make 
i  the  more  modern  music  in  Sayles 
L  Advance  ticket  sales  (Box  1859 
f-i)  are  $6.50  per  couple  and  $4  sin- 
;rhe  respective  gate  sale  prices  are 
.0  and  S5. 

The  Commencement  Forums  will 
1  at  9:15  and  run  to  noon  and  will 
:.up  again  at  2  and  run  to  4:15.  The 
iTns  will  include  a  wide  variety  of 
eemic  issues  as  well  as  cultural  and 
-tic  discussions.  The  forums  are  run 

irt  of  the  University's  new  continu- 
2'ducation  program,  which  also  in- 
i?s  the  summer  Alumni  College  and 
aiaturday  seminars  on  the  road. 

iPerhaps  the  best  known  partici- 
I  in  this  year's  program  will  be  Wil- 
1  H.  Sullivan  '43,  Henry  Kissinger's 
i  assistant  at  the  Paris  Peace  Talks. 
Jvan,  back  for  his  30th  reunion,  will 
;iss  the  future  of  Indochina. 

Other  issues  scheduled  for  discus- 
)  this  June  run  all  the  way  from  a 
3  .-white  role-playing  situation  pre- 
r.'d  by  two  Brown  chaplains  to  a 
iission  of  residential  student  life  on 
E  ampus. 

Brown's  new  football  coach,  John 
nsrson,  will  be  featured  in  one  of  the 
ms.  He  will  discuss  his  plans  for 
i;ing  about  a  renaissance  in  Brown 
CJall  and  will  have  on  display  the 
»  s  new  uniform. 

There  will  be  some  new  wrinkles  at 
sAlmnni  Field  Day, -which  has  been 

a  focal  point  of  activity  at  Aldrich-Dex- 
ter  Field  for  the  past  17  years.  In  addi- 
tion to  the  alumni  baseball  game  and 
rugby  match,  the  children's  games. 
Gabby  the  Clown,  and  Ed  Drew's  Old 
Timers  to  provide  some  ragtime  music. 
Athletic  Director  Andy  Geiger  has  is- 
sued an  open  invitation  for  the  parents 
and  their  children  to  take  a  dip  in  the 
new  pool  just  a  few  yards  away  from 
the  main  Field  Day  area.  All  Field  Day 
events  are  free. 

The  ninth  Commencement  Pops 
Concert  should  be  one  of  the  best  be- 
cause of  the  presence  of  the  talented 
Miss  Costa,  who  was  featured  in  the 
recent  MGM  movie.  The  Great  Waltz. 
She  will  present  "A  Night  in  Vienna"  as 
her  portion  of  the  program,  while  the 
Rhode  Island  Philharmonic  Orchestra, 
conducted  once  again  by  Francis  Ma- 
deira, will  play  a  variety  of  show  tunes 
and  Pops  favorites. 

Tickets  for  the  Pops  are  $7  and 
$4.50,  with  reserved  tables  of  ten  avail- 
able for  $70  and  $45,  respectively.  Pa- 
tron subscriptions  are  available  for  $120, 
which  includes  ten  tickets  and  a  reserved 
table  in  a  preferred  location.  Details  for 
making  reservations  appear  on  the  inside 
back  cover  of  this  magazine. 

The  schedule  for  Sunday  remains 
basically  the  same,  with  the  Phi  Beta 
Kappa  luncheon  for  initiates  and  guests 
set  for  12  noon  at  the  Chancellor's  Din- 
ing Room  of  the  Sharpe  Refectory,  and 
the  Baccalaureate  Service  and  President's 
Reception  following  in  the  afternoon. 

For  more  detailed  information  on 
specific  events,  call  the  Alumni  Office  at 
(401)  863-2116. 

'People  are  going  to  have  to  de- 
cide whether  they  want  clean  air' 

If  you  drive  an  automobile,  how  do 
you  feel  about  the  possibility  that  the 
car  you  purchase  in  1975  will  cost  as 
much  as  $1,350  more  than  1973  models, 
with  no  improvements  other  than  anti- 
pollution devices?  And  how  do  you  feel 
about  the  possibility  that  your  already- 
decreased  gasoline  mileage  might  drop 
by  another  25  percent?  The  prospects 
are  discouraging,  particularly  in  light 
of  spiraling  inflation. 

On  the  other  hand,  the  statistics  on 
vehicular  pollution  are  available,  and 
frightening.  Nationwide,  automobiles 
are  responsible  for  66  percent  of  the 
man-made  carbon  monoxide  in  the  air, 
48  percent  of  the  hydrocarbons,  40  per- 

cent of  the  nitrogen  oxides,  and  90  per- 
cent of  the  lead  emissions.  These  four 
auto-generated  pollutants  add  up  to  a 
whopping  143  million  tons  a  year  (1969 
approximate  figure)  infesting  the  air  we 
breathe.  Those  figures  are  national  aver- 
ages. In  areas  like  Los  Angeles  and  New 
York  City,  auto  pollution  concentra- 
tions are  obviously  much  higher.  If 
something  is  not  done  to  curtail  the 
emission  output  from  automobiles,  the 
cost,  if  only  in  terms  of  human  health, 
will  be  catastrophic.  High  carbon  mo- 
noxide levels  clearly  affect  the  heart, 
lungs,  and  nervous  system,  and  there  is 
speculation  that  lead  emissions  may  im- 
pair the  brain's  functioning. 

This  is  a  classic  dilemma  involving 
the  future  of  two  mammoth  industries 
(automotive  and  oil)  and  the  quality  of 
our  life.  It  will  have  a  pronounced  ef- 
fect on  the  nation's  overall  economy  and 
on  each  individual  car  owner  and  city- 
dweller.  Because  of  the  immense  poten- 
tial impact  the  outcome  of  the  auto  emis- 
sions question  will  have,  it  was  the  sub- 
ject of  a  special  public  symposium  held 
at  Brown  on  March  28.  Broadcast  live 
over  WJAR-TV,  the  symposium  was 
co-sponsored  by  the  Rhode  Island  Tu- 
bercular and  Respiratory  Disease  Asso- 
ciation, the  Rhode  Island  Consortium  on 
Environmental  Protection,  and  Brown. 
It  featured  leaders  from  all  the  interest 
groups  embroiled  in  the  controversy: 
Herbert  L.  Misch,  vice-president  of 
the  Ford  Motor  Company,  and  Sidney 
L.  Terry,  vice-president  of  the  Chrys- 
ler Corporation;  P.  N.  Gammelgard, 
vice-president  for  the  American  Pe- 
troleum Institute;  Erik  Stork  of  the 
Environmental  Protection  Agency,  the 
government  agency  which  sets  and  en- 
forces emission  standards;  and  Dr. 
Stephen  Ayres  of  St.  Vincent's  Hospital 
in  New  York  City,  presenting  the  issue 
in  light  of  public  health  hazards.  Ques- 
tions were  put  to  these  experts  by  Doug- 
las Edwards,  CBS  News;  E.  W.  Ken- 
worthy,  The  New  York  Times;  Dr.  Al- 
len V.  Kneese,  of  Resources  for  the  Fu- 
ture, Inc.  (Washington) ;  and  by  mem- 
bers of  the  audience. 

The  symposium  at  Brown  came  at 
a  time  of  peak  debate  of  the  auto  emis- 
sions crisis.  Newspapers  had  been  car- 
rying daily  blow-by-blow  accounts  of 
the  "Environmental  Protection  Agency 
vs.  Auto  Makers"  struggle.  The  EPA, 
established  by  President  Nixon  in  1970, 
has  shown  its  determination  to  enforce 

a  1975  deadline  by  which  automobiles 
must  meet  the  new,  stiff  standards  on 
hydrocarbon  and  carbon  monoxide  emis- 
sions. Equally  determined,  the  auto  mak- 
ers, joined  by  the  oil  companies,  are  des- 
perately trying  to  exercise  the  one-year 
postponement  statute  of  the  Clean  Air 
Act  Amendments  of  1970,  saying  they 
must  have  more  time  to  comply  with 
the  standards.* 

The  issue  of  time  has  been  made 
hotter  still  by  the  announcement  in  early 
March  by  Japanese  manufacturers  that 
they  can  meet  right  now  the  EPA's 
stringent  emissions  standards  for  1975. 
This  development  led  Russell  Baker  to 
chide  in  his  Neiv  York  Times  column, 
"The  auto  companies  in  Detroit  are  un- 
able to  solve  the  problem  of  reducing 
pollutant  emissions  to  their  govern- 
ment's satisfaction.  .  .  .  Something 
vital  is  missing  in  Detroit.  .  .  .  The 
Japanese  have  got  the  good  old  Ameri- 
can know-how!" 

Seemingly  unimpressed  by  the  for- 
eign competitors'  claims,  Terry  came 
to  his  company's  defense  by  saying  that 
it's  one  thing  to  make  a  vehicle  which 
could  meet  certification  standards — but 
quite  another  to  build  one  that  would 
maintain  the  low  emission  level  during 
five  years  of  consumer  use.  He  also 
expressed  dismay  that  deadlines  limit 
the  approach  to  pollution  control  only 
to  add-on  devices  such  as  the  catalytic 
converter.  "Our  approach  at  Chrysler 
has  been  to  start  with  the  engine,"  he 
said,  an  approach  which  requires  con- 
siderably more  time  than  the  EPA  is 

The  necessary  choice  of  the  cata- 
lytic converter  as  the  solution  to  emis- 
sions control  has  met  with  major  re- 
sistance in  the  petroleum  industry  as 
well  as  from  auto  makers.  "Frankly,  the 
catalytic  system  is  in  my  opinion  not 
the  way  to  go,"  said  Gammelgard. 
The  problem  with  such  a  system  from 
the  viewpoint  of  the  oil  industry  is  that 
it  necessitates  new  low-lead  fuels  and 
cuts  down  on  gasoline  efficiency  by  as 
much  as  30  per  cent.  With  oil  reserves 
dropping  and  oil  imports  on  the  rise, 
Gammelgard  predicts,  "This  is  going 
to  be  a  sellers'  market,  and  I  think  the 
price  of  gasoline  is  going  to  go  up." 

Gammelgard  further  suggested 
that  present  pollution  controls  may  be 
adequate,  and  that  the  stiffer  standards 

*  In  mid-April,  the  EPA  granted  a  one-year 
postponement  of  the  1975  deadline. 

for  1975  would  simply  cost  more  than 
they  are  worth.  Disagreeing,  Dr.  Ayres 
cited  discouraging  evidence  from  the 
New  York  City  area.  There,  moderate 
emission  controls  in  effect  since  1968 
have  had  no  measurable  effect;  in  fact, 
there  were  increases  in  carbon  monoxide 
levels  in  the  New  York  air  in  1972  as 
compared  with  the  1968  statistics. 

Rejecting  the  economic  empha- 
sis of  the  industrial  representatives. 
Stork  said  that  the  problem  of  environ- 
mental control  involves  bigger  issues. 
"It  is  fundamentally  a  question  of  what 
the  society  puts  its  values  on,"  he  in- 
sisted. "People  are  finally  going  to  have 
to  make  up  their  minds  whether  clean 
air  is  worth  having." 

The  Hermon  C.  Bumpus 
Professorship  in  Biology 

The  University  announced  last 
month  that  a  member  of  the  class  of 
1912,  Dr.  Hermon  Carey  Bumpus,  Jr., 
and  Mrs.  Bumpus,  have  financed  a  newly 
endowed  chair,  the  Hermon  C.  Bumpus 
Professorship  in  Biology.  The  professor- 
ship is  given  in  memory  of  Dr.  Bumpus' 
father,  who  was  graduated  from  Brown 
in  1884.  Hermon  Carey  Bumpus  served 
as  a  noted  member  of  the  Brown  faculty, 
was  secretary  of  the  Corporation  from 
1924  to  1937,  and  was  a  Fellow  of  the 
University  from  1905  to  1943. 

In  commenting  on  the  establishment 
of  the  new  University  chair.  President 
Hornig  said:  "The  relationship  of  the 
Bumpus  family  to  Brown  spans  nearly  a 
century.  The  Bumpus  professorship  will 
assure  that  this  tradition  will  be  carried 
forward  throughout  the  life  of  the  Uni- 
versity, and  we  are  most  grateful  for  this 
generosity  which  will  have  such  a  lasting 
impact  on  the  quality  of  our  educational 

Following  his  graduation  from 
Brown  in  1912,  Dr.  Bumpus  received  his 
M.D.  from  Harvard  in  1915.  From  1920 
to  1933  he  was  an  associate  at  the  Mayo 
Clinic  and  an  associate  professor  at  the 
Mayo  Foundation.  He  accepted  a  post  as 
professor  at  the  College  of  Medical 
Evangelists  in  1934,  remaining  until  1940 
when  he  became  chief  of  staff  at  St. 
Luke's  Hospital  in  Pasadena. 

Through  the  years.  Dr.  Bumpus  has 
remained  close  to  his  University.  He  was 
a  trustee  from  1949  to  1956  and  was  ac- 
tive in  the  Brown  University  Fund  and 
the  more  recent  development  programs. 

Carrying  the  Bumpus  family  tradi- 

tion at  Brown  a  step  further.  Dr.  Bum] 
brother,  Laurin  Dudley  Bumpus,  is  a 
member  of  the  class  of  1922  and  Dr. 
Bumpus'  son,  William,  is  in  the  class  i 
1943.  And  although  she  is  not  a  Brow 
graduate,  Mrs.  Hermon  Carey  Bumpu 
has  been  active  in  University  affairs. 
The  Bumpus  gift  contributed  sub 
stantially  to  the  record-breaking  60th 
reunion  gift  of  more  than  $1  million  I 
the  class  of  1912  last  year. 

The  new  swimming  | 

pool  meets  the  press  I 

They  didn't  make  a  big  splash  ! 
about  it,  probably  because  there  wasij 
water  in  the  pool.  But  the  University ' 
did  hold  a  press  conference  on  March 
28  to  introduce  the  $2-million  natato-J 
rium  that  will  replace  ancient  (1902) 
Colgate  Hoyt  Pool. 

On  hand  to  discuss  the  beautiful 
new  structure  with  its  circus  tent  root 
and  Olympic-size  pool  were  architecti 
Daniel  Tully,  builder  Paul  Hodess,  an 
designer  George  R.  Whitten,  Jr.,  thref 
gentlemen  who  were  obviously  please 
with  the  result  of  their  work.  They  hit 
a  right  to  be. 

For  example:  the  pool  itself  is  on 
of  the  largest  indoor  dual  facilities  (it 
has  both  a  full  50-meter  Olympic  lon| 
course  and  a  25-yard  intercollegiate- 
scholastic  short  course)  in  the  countn! 
included  in  the  pool  are  25-yard  and 
30-meter  water  polo  areas  in  anticipa-' 
tion  of  a  revival  of  that  sport  on  Col- 
lege Hill;  and  the  entire  structure  was* 
completed  on  schedule  in  just  over  eifl 

Located  at  Aldrich-Dexter  Field 
about  150  yards  due  south  of  Meehar* 
Auditorium,  the  natatorium  represent^ 
the  first  step  in  the  University's  atteir* 
to  shore  up  its  athletic  facilities.  Also' 
on  the  drawing  board  for  future  con- 
struction when  sufficient  funds  are 
available  are  a  field  house  and  a  gym-' 

Coach  Ed  Reed  and  Joe  Watmou 
former  Bruin  coach,  were  on  hand  foi 
the  press  conference,  both  beaming 
broadly.  "It's  like  a  dream  finally  con' 
true,"  Watmough  said.  Athletic  Direcf 
Andy  Geiger  also  was  there  to  an- 
nounce that  Brown  has  put  in  a  bid  t(  j 
host  the  National  Collegiate  Athletic 
Association  swimming  championship  I 
in  1976. 

The  new  pool  contains  some  of  tt 





't^men  watch  (far  left)  at  the  press  conference  in  the  new  $2-miUion  swimming  pool. 

0  modern  equipment  currently  avail- 
il  The  electric  scoreboard  will  regis- 
r  le  "running"  time  of  the  swimmers 
.  eight  lanes  while  the  race  is  in 
cress.  And  there  is  an  underwater 
ii  ovv  for  the  use  of  the  coach  in  ob- 
rng  the  mechanics  and  strokes  of  his 
Kilmers.  The  camera  behind  the  win- 
»vis  equipped  to  shoot  in  8,  16,  or  35 
n  film. 

The  chlorination  system  is  auto- 
a;  and  the  water  level  of  the  pool 
jk>e  automatically  maintained.  The 
ir  will  be  heated  and  treated  three 
bi  a  day,  and  there  are  even  ducts 
lep  the  floor  warm  in  the  area  sur- 
iiding  the  pool  so  that  the  swimmers 
0  t  be  exposed  to  cold  air. 

Seating  capacity  will  be  1,500, 
hh  is  about  1,350  more  than  could 
!  owded  into  Colgate  Hoyt.  The  floor 
Uiides  of  the  pool  are  covered  with 
iftmillion  colorful  one-inch  tiles. 

Right  now  the  natatorium  includes 
a  offices,  lockers,  and  shower  rooms. 

The  area  will  house  squash  courts  even- 
tually— which,  in  laymen's  terms,  means 
when  additional  funds  are  forthcoming. 

The  prefabricated  side  walls  and 
roof  were  erected  in  seven  weeks  last 
fall,  with  the  help  of  a  crane.  The  in- 
terior and  exterior  roof  design  is  sim- 
ilar to  the  circus  tent  peaks  used  in  the 
Olympic  complex  at  Munich  last  sum- 
mer, except  that  the  Brown  roof  is  made 
of  wood  rather  than  steel  and  plastic. 

In  the  midst  of  this  beautiful  build- 
ing with  all  its  modern  equipment,  when 
it  came  time  to  start  putting  water  into 
the  pool,  designer  George  Whitten  broke 
out  an  old  garden  hose — one  that  had 
been  extensively  patched  at  that. 

"I  figured  it  would  take  14  days  to 
fill  the  pool  to  its  capacity  of  604,000 
gallons  by  using  this  hose,"  Whitten 
said.  "But  we  really  have  installed  some 
modern  equipment  to  fill  the  pool.  The 
garden  hose  was  purely  symbolic.  Hon- 
est it  was." 



AMIGA  pledges  $100,000 
to  the  medical  program 

For  years,  the  Automobile  Mutual 
Insurance  Company  of  America  (AMIC  A) 
has  been  joshingly  referred  to  as  the 
downtown  Providence  branch  of  Brown 
University,  in  tribute  to  the  large  num- 
ber of  alumni  who  work  there.  Last 
month  AMICA  laid  added  claim  to  its 
ties  with  Brown  by  announcing  that  it 
will  contribute  $100,000  over  a  five-year 
period  to  the  development  of  the  Uni- 
versity's medical  program. 

Ernest  C.  Wilks  '36,  chairman  of  the 
board,  and  Deforest  W.  Abel,  Jr.,  presi- 
dent, joined  in  saying  that  "the  conver- 
sion of  Brown's  present  six-year  program 
into  a  full  medical  school  presents  a 
unique  opportunity  to  the  entire  Rhode 
Island  community." 

In  expressing  his  appreciation.  Pres- 
ident Hornig  called  the  contribution  "of 
significant  value  in  setting  a  standard  for 
the  remainder  of  the  Rhode  Island  cor- 
porate community." 

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Letters  to  the  editor  are  welcome. 
They  should  be  on  subjects  of  interest 
to  readers  of  this  magazine  with  emphasis 
on  an  exchange  of  views  and  discussion 
of  ideas.  All  points  of  view  are  welcome, 
but  for  reasons  of  space,  variety,  and 
timeliness,  the  staff  may  not  publish  all 
letters  it  receives  and  may  use  excerpts 
from  others.  The  magazine  will  not  print 
unsigned  letters  or  ones  that  request  that 
the  author's  name  be  withheld. 

A  vote  for  'Mrs.' 

Editor:  In  reply  to  Ms.  Joyce  L.  An- 
driks  '72  {BAM,  February),  I  have  been  out 
of  college  a  little  longer  than  you  (say, 
like  43  years),  and  in  that  time  I've  gained 
an  advanced  degree,  a  good  husband,  three 
children,  and  seven  grandchildren  while 
feeling  quite  liberated  and  able  enough  to 
"do  my  own  thing"  without  benefit  of 
change  of  title  to  Ms.  I  have  also  gained 
enough  wisdom,  I  believe,  to  know  that 
one  shouldn't  make  such  sweeping  state- 
ments as  you  have  sponsored  in  the  BAM 
about  "the  preferred  form  of  address." 

There  are,  in  fact,  Joyce,  many  "sensi- 
tive individuals,"  graduates  of  Brown,  from 
the  1920's  to  the  1970's,  whom  I  know  (I'll 
supply,  upon  request,  a  list  of  names,  with 
their  permission)  who  still  prefer  to  be 
addressed  by  that  "archaic"  (as  you  term 
it)  four-letter  word  Miss  or  the  three-letter 
designation  Mrs.,  as  the  case  may  be.  I  am 
sure  that  they  would  never  feel  "over- 
whelmed by  acute  dismay"  when  so  ad- 
dressed; on  the  contrary,  they  would  more 
likely  be  both  distressed  and  amused  by 
being  addressed  by  that  ambiguous  two- 
letter  abbreviation  Ms.  which  covers  a  mul- 
titude of  sins  (pardon  me!  I  mean  situa- 
tions) :  it  is  so  nondescript  that  it  rather 
makes  one  neither  fish  nor  fowl. 

Yet  if  you  prefer  Ms.  and  can  succeed 
in  the  frustrating  endeavor  to  get  an  IBM 
machine  to  respond  to  your  wishes  (they 
are  often  hard  of  hearing),  more  power  to 
you!  But  please,  Joyce,  just  speak  for  your- 
self. You  will  eventually  learn  that  it's  not 
what  you're  called  but  what  you  are  that 
counts.  Suum  cuiquel 

Cromwell,  Conn. 

Finds  Ms.  'offensive' 

Editor;  Re:  letter  of  Joyce  Andriks 

"Ms.  .  .  .  the  preferred  form  of  ad- 
dress that  ceased  to  be  an  avant  garde  ges- 
ture and  is  now  widely  used  by  the  more 
sensitive  individuals  and  institutions,  if  not 
by  the  general  populace."  Come  off  it, 

I  find  Ms.  most  offensive  because  I  am 
not  confused  about  my  own  identity  nor 
have  I  ever  found  the  need  to  blur  it  de- 
liberately for  anyone  else.  I  am  among  the 
women  who  find  such  things  as  a  furor 
about  Ms.  and  quotas  for  women  most 
demeaning.  There  are  women  who  have  a 
solid  faith  and  confidence  in  their  own  abil- 
ities to  accomplish  the  goals  of  their  choice; 
for  these  women,  the  psychology  under- 
lying the  promotion  of  Ms.  is  downright 

The  advocates  of  Ms.  etc.  do  their 
cause  a  great  disservice.  Many  women  have 
been  actively  concerned  in  improving  the 
status  of  women  for  decades,  yet  they  are 
driven  off  by  attitudes  illustrated  in  the 
letter  I  quoted.  It  is  unfortunate  that  women 
waste  time  and  energy  on  such  trivia  as  Ms. 

If  BAM  chooses  to  go  along  with  Joyce 
Andriks  as  far  as  Ms.  is  concerned  for  her- 
self, that's  up  to  BAM.  Please  don't  offend 
those  of  us  who  suffer  no  such  confusions 
about  our  identity  by  accepting  her  state- 
ment about  the  "preferred  form"  as  valid 
for  all. 

Pawtuckef,  R.I. 

Sullivan's  'moral  dilemma'? 

Editor:  It  would  be  pleasant  to  bask 
in  the  reflected  glory  of  William  Sullivan 
as  your  article  in  the  February  issue  en- 
couraged Brown  graduates  to  do.  It  would 
seem  to  me  that  your  story  on  the  former 
Ambassador  to  Laos  did  a  serious  disserv- 
ice to  an  educated  and  thoughtful  reader- 
ship in  failing  to  address  the  real  issue. 

William  Sullivan,  from  your  descrip- 
tion, obviously  fits  what  David  Halberstam 
has  classified  as  "the  Best  and  the  Bright- 
est." He  is  intelligent,  competent  in  the 
foreign  service,  singled  out  by  Averill  Har- 
riman  as  an  accomplisher,  and  a  decent 
man  as  well.  Yet  in  his  years  as  Ambassa- 
dor to  Laos,  the  villages  of  the  Plaine  de 
Jarres  were  obliterated,  the  Meo  tribesmen 
decimated,  and  a  substantial  number  of 
unknowing  peasants  uprooted  and  rendered 
refugees.  In  the  rare  glimpses  of  Sullivan 
on  TV,  he  invariably  denied  the  presence 
of  Americans  in  Laos. 

One  can  accept  the  statement  of  your 
article  and  Halberstam's  book  that  Sullivan 
acted  to  "prevent  the  U.S.  military  from 
indiscriminately  bombing  villages  to  deny 

them  to  the  Communists,"  but  the  eviderj 
is  that  such  bombing  took  place  continu-l 
ously  over  a  long  period  of  time.  Given    ' 
these  conditions,  a  profound  moral  di-     | 
lemma  is  created — whether  one  is  useful 
staying  and  working  from  the  inside  or 
should  one  sacrifice  career  and  leave  the 
service.  Either  decision  requires  that  one 
is  accountable  and  it  is  to  this  issue  that  . 
a  responsible  alumni  monthly  would  havii 
directed  its  readers. 

If  we  who  are  recipients  of  as  fine  ai 
education  as  this  country  has  to  offer  car 
not  come  to  grips  with  this  kind  of  tragic 
question,  who  do  you  think  will? 

Portlat^d,  Maine 

'An  intellectual  and 
moral  cesspool' 

Editor:  Historians  have  said  that  at 
time  of  the  American  War  for  Independ- 
ence one  third  of  the  populace  in  the  col'i 
nies  supported  independence,  one  third  c 
posed  it,  and  another  third  were  unde- 
cided. If  Brown  alumni  were  polled,  I 
suspect  their  attitudes  towards  the  Uni- 
versity might  fall  in  similar  proportions. 

Each  month  we  receive  the  BAM,  th 
editors  of  which  might  be  likened  to  the 
crafty  tailors  to  the  emperor  who  had  nci 
clothes.  Unable  to  present  the  University, 
as  it  really  is,  they  concoct  an  image  whi 
they  feel  will  please  the  "alumni."  What 
there  in  the  University  that  seems  to  cor 
mand  so  little  respect  and  loyalty  from  i 
graduates?  Basically,  I  think  it  is  an  esse 
tial  phoniness  that  drives  people  away. 

I  have  long  since  given  up  the  thou| 
of  sending  the  school  a  nickel  because  it 
has  lost  touch  with  reality,  because  it  ha 
deleterious  effects  on  the  young,  and  be- 
cause its  search  for  truth  and  imparting 
to  its  students  is  essentially  a  sham.  I  re 
gret  to  say  that  I  would  never  send  one 
my  children  to  Brown.  Under  the  guise  i 
promoting  individual  responsibility,  Bro 
abdicating  any  responsibility  as  substitu 
parents,  tosses  kids  not  dry  behind  the 
ears  into  an  intellectual  and  moral  cessp 

In  time,  most  recover  from  this  mid 
summer  night's  dream,  but  some  never 
do.  The  Brown  Alumni  Monthly  never 
makes  too  much  of  the  Mazola  parties, 
brazen  use  of  the  Brown  computers  by  2' 
drug  ring  on  campus  to  do  its  billing,  ar 
the  low  moral  level  in  general.  It  is  a  cryi 
shame  when  naive  parents,  who  spend  t 
best  part  of  their  lives,  energies,  and  fc 
tunes  bringing  up  children  to  be  decent 
and  law  abiding,  turn  them  loose  into  a 
atmosphere  that  promotes  the  worst  in 
kids.  And  it  is  a  crime  that  the  Univers: 
cannot  provide  a  little  more  structured  . 




ijioritarian  atmosphere  where  freedom 
,f,i  not  be  license. 

'  The  search  for  truth  at  Brown  has  al- 
/.  s  been  held  up  as  some  kind  of  holy 
f;olies.  Yet,  I  can  say  without  equivoca- 
k,  that  it  would  be  impossible  for  the 
Ci)ol  to  produce  a  graduate  who  was  even 
hlitly  more  conservative  than  when  he 
r  red  four  years  before  (although  I'd  be 
1  led  to  hear  of  one).  Usually  the  radi- 
a^ation  process  begins  in  high  school 
n  is  completed  at  Brown  and  other  insti- 
i)ns  of  "higher  learning."  When  I  went 
3  :hool  I  had  an  American  Civilization 
Tructor  whose  job  it  was  supposed  to  be 
jelp  us  in  our  senior  years  to  tie  to- 
cier  what  we  had  garnered  from  all  the 
i  rrent  disciplines.  What  a  laugh!  When  I 
>.  back  at  this  super  left-wing  snow  job 
3  outside  reading  assignments  were  from 
7  Neiv  Republic  and  The  Nation),  I  be- 
ae  embarrassed  to  find  how  naive  I  was. 
ii  a  liberal  faculty  which  controls  the 
i  ig  perpetuates  itself.  This  pursuit  of 
:n  at  Brown  has  degenerated  into  a  kind 
f  atechizing  in  modern  liberal  totali- 

A  few  months  ago  I  sent  a  letter  to 
iijditor  of  the  BAM,  imparting  a  little 
iirmation  about  the  dubious  background 
fayard  Rustin,  a  recent  recipient  of  a 
rvn  honorary  degree.  To  date  the  letter 
a'not  been  printed,  neither  have  I  been 
)!'why  it  wasn't.  Just  silence  .  .  .  the 
ilice  of  the  censor  at  this  great  institute 
)  he  pursuit  of  truth.  Possibly  the  edi- 
)  may  feel  the  letter  a  little  strong  for 
Voages  of  their  saccharine  magazine,  but 
ft  Rustin  was  a  little  strong  to  be  a  re- 
ij'nt  of  an  honorary  degree  at  Brown. 
K  editors  may  rest  assured  that  a  copy 
ibe  sent  to  the  members  of  the  Cor- 
0  tion  whether  they  choose  to  print  it  or 


The  sad  facts  of  life  are  that  in  this 
J'ltry  constitutional  government  has 
e\  eroded  and  is  being  replaced  by  a 
aerous  bureaucratic  tyranny.  Our  na- 
cal  defense  posture  is  in  serious  trouble, 
lie  we  fall  all  over  ourselves  to  disarm, 
k  moral  level  sinks  lower  and  lower, 
i  currency  is  being  debauched,  and  the 
lli'ches  are  apostate. 
||il  think  it  is  entirely  proper  that  the 
^.'ersity  should  shore  up  what  remains 
i  er  than  be  in  the  vanguard  of  the 
'I  king  crew.  Anyone  who  has  ever  built 
nhing  knows  how  delicate  and  fragile 
ututions  are,  how  long  they  take  to 
Ud,  and  how  quickly  they  can  be  de- 
liyed.  Until  Brown  can  act  as  a  preserver 
El  not  prepared  to  give  it  support. 

Brown  lost  touch  with  reality  at  that 
Ct  at  which  the  faculty  and  the  students 
ein  to  run  the  University. 

1)  The  faculty  and  the  students  drove 

ROTC  off  the  campus,  while  the  adminis- 
tration, the  Corporation,  and  the  alumni, 
who  all  opposed  the  move,  looked  on, 
seemingly  powerless. 

2)  The  black  recruitment  program  is  a 
fraud,  racism  in  reverse.  The  sad  fact  of 
the  matter  is  that  at  this  point  it  is  im- 
possible, for  whatever  reason,  to  scare  up 
many  qualified  Negro  students,  no  matter 
how  many  Negro  deans,  administration 
officers,  and  professors  are  put  on  the  staff. 
And  it  is  almost  criminal  when  qualified 
white  students  are  denied  admission  to 

3)  Brown  is  launching  a  medical  school 
at  a  time  when  it's  running  operational 
deficits  in  millions  per  year,  and  selling  its 
endowment.  The  cry  is  that  the  Rhode  Is- 
land area  needs  a  medical  school,  but  I 
secretly  suspect  that  this  plan  is  the  prod- 
uct of  a  few  ambitious  men  who  want  to 
put  Brown  into  the  big  time. 

I  think  the  loyalty  that  Brown  alumni 
should  render  their  University  must  be  in 
direct  proportion  to  that  loyalty  with  which 
Brown  fulfills  its  traditional  function  of 
pursuing  truth  and  guiding  young  people 
toward  responsible  and  creative  citizenship. 

Barrington,  R.I. 

Letters  from  readers  are  welcome,  particu- 
larly those  "with  emphasis  on  an  exchange 
of  views  and  discussion  of  ideas"  (see  italic 
type  at  beginning  of  section).  The  editors 
will  not,  however,  print  letters  which  deal 
largely  in  personalities  or  are  attacks  on 
individuals.  The  earlier  letter  to  which  the 
writer  refers  was  almost  exclusively  an 
attack  on  Bayard  Rustin. — Editor 

Dominoes  at  home 

Editor:  Your  description  of  the  ques- 
tions and  answers  with  Chuck  Colson 
(BAM,  February)  was  interesting  and  re- 
vealing. Mr.  Colson  referred  to  the  Water- 
gate break-in  as  "a  very  stupid  thing  to 
do."  Does  he  not  realize  how  much  worse 
than  stupid  it  was?  Does  he  not  recognize 
that  activities  of  the  Watergate  type  under- 
mine the  American  system  of  democracy 
more  effectively  than  could  any  agent  of  a 
foreign  power  acting  with  the  worst  pos- 
sible intentions? 

As  a  loyal  member  of  the  President's 
personal  staff,  Mr.  Colson  may  not  under- 
stand this;  but  the  shocking  aspect  of  1972 
was  that  over  60  percent  of  the  voters  did 
not  see  this  sign  of  spiraling  tragedy. 
Dominoes  can  be  played  at  home  as  well 
as  overseas. 

Seattle,  Wash. 

'Dismayed'  at  the  costs 
of  education 

Editor:  With  the  December  issue,  my 
interest  in  BAM  picked  up.  It  became,  like 
the  Pembroke  Alumna,  one  of  the  maga- 
zines I  have  to  read.  I  shared  the  report 
on  "Blacks  at  Brown"  with  a  Vassar  alumna. 
I  ordered  a  book  of  poems  by  Michael  S. 
Harper,  an  associate  professor. 

Now  my  interest  is  sustained  by  the 
February  number,  by  Beth  Gerber's  fine  re- 
port of  Mari  Jo  Buhle's  course,  and  other 
articles  and  reports,  including  the  last  page. 
I  shall  be  glad  to  hear  more  about  the 
progress  of  the  women's  movement  at 

But  I  am  dismayed  that  it  costs  over 
$5,000  to  send  a  young  person  to  college 
for  one  year.  All  colleges  are  conducting 
drives  for  millions  of  dollars.  We  might 
consider  for  a  few  moments  the  state  of 
the  nation,  the  widening  gulf  between  the 
affluent  and  the  needy.  Students,  more  than 
ever,  are  a  privileged  class. 

We  need  trained  leadership  and  schol- 
ars, but  many  alumni  must  believe,  as  I 
do,  that  Ivy  League  colleges  are  spending 
too  much  on  competitive  sports. 

Dunedin,  Fla. 


Editor:  ".  .  .  as  the  name  of  old  Brown 
in  loud  chorus  we  praise."  (?) 

Our  Alma  Mater  might  just  as  well 
be  relegated  to  the  same  status  as  our  na- 
tional anthem  in  deference  to  the  posterior 
position  assumed  by  our  Brown  basketball 

Disgusted — 

Warwick,  R.I. 

'Disappointed  reader' 

Editor:  An  alumnus'  wife  comments 
...  It  was  evident  that  the  editor  who 
wrote  the  article  on  LBJ's  visit  certainly 
hadn't  been  there.  Reading  his  comments 
brought  back  many  memories  of  that  morn- 
ing and  not  at  all  like  it  was  written.  It 
would  be  interesting  now  if  you  found 
someone  in  the  alumni  office  who  was 
present  at  that  event  and  have  him  or  her 
write  the  story  as  it  was! 

A  disappointed  reader! 

Providence,  R.I. 

The  BAM's  editors,  who  wrote  the  mate- 
rial quoted,  were  present  that  day. — Editor 


An  experimental  theater  in  Lyman  Gym? 

That's  right-and  this  is  the  way  it  will  look 

when  Brown's  theater  arts  center  is  completed  . . . 


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'Last  spring  we  got  a  call  asking  if  we  could  be  ready  to  moVj 
into  Lyman  Gym.  Could  we!  We  were  in  the  next  day' 

A    renaissance  is  taking  place  in  the 
theater  arts  at  Brown.  A  depart- 
ment that  just  a  few  years  ago  was  hav- 
ing trouble  holding  its  talented  young 
staff  because  the  future  looked  so  bleak 
has  recently  taken  several  giant  steps 
and  is  now  on  the  threshold  of  benefit- 
ing from  one  of  the  most  extensive  and 
exciting  face-liftings  seen  on  the  main 
campus  in  many  a  year. 

Plans  have  been  completed  by  Sa- 
saki, Dawson,  DeMay  Associates  of 
Watertown,  Mass.,  for  the  complete  ren- 
ovation of  Lyman  Hall  (formerly  Lyman 
Gym)  and  Colgate  Hoyt  Pool  into  an 
experimental  theater  and  dance  studio 
and  for  the  creation  of  a  beautiful  new 
entrance  way  and  lobby  off  Waterman 
Street.  The  plans  represent  an  imagina- 
tive and  economical  solution  to  crowded 
conditions  that  had  become  unbearable 
for  those  involved. 

With  a  price  tag  of  $950,000,  the 
project  still  represents  a  major  outlay  for 
a  University  that  has  operated  substan- 
tially in  the  red  for  the  past  three  years. 
But  the  plans  are  a  far  cry  from  the  $6- 
million  performing  arts  center  that  had 
been  proposed,  discussed,  and  then  ta- 
bled several  years  ago  as  being  too  rich 
for  Brown's  blood. 

"The  University  has  long  been 
aware  of  the  need  for  new  facilities  for 
the  theater  arts,"  says  Marion  Wolk,  co- 
ordinator for  the  arts.  "The  performing 
arts  center  was  included  in  the  Program 
for  the  Seventies,  but  the  $6-million  fig- 
ure seemed  out  of  the  question.  So  the 
Sasaki-Dawson  planners  worked  with 
the  faculty  and  administration  in  the 
search  for  a  structurally  strong  building 
that  because  of  its  location  would  be  ap- 
propriate for  conversion  into  a  theater. 
They  found  it  in  Lyman  Gym. 

"There  is  one  other  advantage  to 
the  approach  the  University  decided  to 
take,"  Mrs.  Wolk  continues.  "Instead  of 
getting  new  quarters  in  the  distant  fu- 
ture, the  seriously  hampered  theater  arts 
department  will  be  getting  them  in  the 
foreseeable  future.  This  is  very  impor- 

Last  spring  the  Planning  and  Build- 
ing Committee  of  the  Corporation  unani- 
mously approved  the  Sasaki-Dawson 
renovation  schemes.  At  that  time.  Presi- 
dent Hornig  said,  "The  more  we  have 
studied  the  sites  and  plans,  and  mulled 
over  new  versus  intelligently  re-used 
older  structures,  the  more  pleased  we  are 
with  the  ingenious  renovation  plans." 

In  Lyman  Hall,  Brown  will  have 
20,000  square  feet  of  additional  space, 
which,  importantly,  is  located  next  door 
to  Faunce  House,  thus  creating  a  thea- 
ter arts  center  right  in  the  heart  of  the 
campus.  Included  in  the  new  facilities 
will  be  an  experimental  theater  seating 
150  or  more,  a  cafe  theater,  a  green 
room-library,  five  dressing  rooms,  re- 
hearsal and  teaching  areas,  eight  faculty 
offices,  two  classrooms,  a  board  room,  a 
film  screening  room,  four  additional  cine- 
matography spaces,  four  soundproof 
speech  booths,  and  a  spacious  dance 
studio  made  possible  by  the  flooring  over 
of  Colgate  Hoyt  Pool. 

The  new  area  will  be  strikingly  set  off 
by  three  courtyards,  which  will  combine 
to  give  a  new  look  to  that  section  of  the 
campus.  The  Waterman  Street  Courtyard 
(see  cover)  will  be  located  between  the 
rear  of  the  Faunce  House  Theater  and 
the  Hunter  Psychology  Laboratory.  The 
Lincoln  Field  Courtyard  will  front  the 
south  side  of  Lyman,  just  to  the  rear  of 
Sayles  Hall  and  overlooking  old  Lincoln 
Field,  the  University's  athletic  field  at 
the  turn  of  the  century.  The  small  Gar- 
den Courtyard  will  be  on  the  north  side 
of  Lyman  Gym,  where  the  old  pitching 
cage  now  stands. 

The  two  key  areas  in  the  renovation 
plans  are  the  experimental  theater  and 
the  dance  studio.  The  University  has 
moved  boldly,  seeking  the  best  possible 
professional  advice  before  putting  the 
final  touches  on  these  plans.  This  spring, 
through  the  efforts  of  President  Hornig 
and  Mrs.  Wolk,  Broadway  producer 
Burt  Shevelove  '37  was  invited  to  spend 
a  day  at  Brown  (see  companion  story) 
so  that  he  could  make  a  detailed  inspec- 
tion of  Lyman  Hall  and,  hopefully,  pro- 
pose practical  modifications  that  would 
make  for  better  theater.  Most  of  Sheve- 

love's  suggestions  have  already  been 
incorporated  into  the  plans. 

Last  fall  another  Brown  graduate, 
this  one  with  expertise  in  the  field  of 
dance,  was  brought  to  the  campus  to 
provide  assistance  in  the  somewhat 
tricky  conversion  of  Colgate  Hoyt  Pool 
into  a  dance  studio.  Don  S.  Anderson 
'65  has  a  master  of  fine  arts  degree  froi 
Yale  and  for  two  years  has  been  directc 
of  dance  for  the  National  Endowment 
for  the  Arts. 

During  the  time  he  managed  the 
highly  successful  Utah  Repertory  Dane 
Theater,  Anderson  was  involved  twice 
in  converting  pools  into  dance  spaces  a 
the  University  of  Utah.  After  two  days 
at  Brown,  Anderson  made  a  series  of 
seven  recommendations  on  Colgate  Ho 
Pool.  One — aimed  at  practicality  as  we 
as  preservation — would  have  the  danct 
floor  laid  all  the  way  to  the  marble  wal 
not  just  over  the  pool  area,  with  the 
brass  bars  now  around  the  pool  affixed 
to  the  walls. 

"Flexibility  is  the  key  to  the  exper 
mental  theater,"  Mrs.  Wolk  says.  "The 
department  can  put  on  theater-in-the- 
round,  three-quarter,  standard  prosce- 
nium, or  free  arrangement  of  seats  wit 
the  actors  mingling  with  the  audience. 
By  using  the  running  track  as  a  balcon 
Elizabethan  theater  will  also  be  possib' 
This  experimental  theater  will  give  dra 
matics  at  Brown  an  entirely  new  look. 

"Another  benefit  to  these  plans  is 
the  preservation  of  perhaps  the  most 
vital  Victorian  building  on  College  Hil 
Lyman  Hall,  built  in  1891,  is  importan 
historically  to  Brown,  to  Providence, 
and  to  American  architecture." 

According  to  present  plans,  the  the' 
ater  arts  area  will  be  constructed 
three  phases.  Stage  one  will  include  th 
theater  proper  and  its  supporting  area 
such  as  dressing  rooms,  lighting,  stagi 
and  offices.  The  second  stage  will  be  tl 
dance  studio,  while  stage  three  will  in 
elude  the  new  courtyards  and  the  lobb 
Last  June,  Mr.  Hornig  made  it  cle 
that  money  must  be  in  hand  for  each 
stage  before  Brown  will  proceed  on  t, 
phase  of  the  renovation.  As  coordinati 
for  the  arts,  Mrs.  Wolk  has  major  re 


)onsibility  for  raising  the  funds  for  the 
irnan  Hall  project  from  individuals 
'id  foundations.  She  indicates  that  Mr. 
ornig's  financial  thinking  of  last  spring 
usn't  changed. 

,'      "Our  timetable  depends  strictly  on 
e  funds  available,"  she  says,  "both  for 
je  theater  arts  center  and  the  new  mu- 
:  complex  on  the  East  Campus  (for- 
:erly  Bryant  College).  Support  for  the 
eater  arts  in  general  is  increasing, 
hich  could  be  a  hopeful  sign  that  the 
•cessary  funds  will  be  coming  in.  Ear- 
.T  this  month,  for  example,  the  Sam  S. 
Iiubert  Foundation  in  New  York  City 
newed  its  $10,000  grant  for  playwrit- 
g,  and  officials  there  indicated  that  a 
.'ft  will  also  be  forthcoming  for  the  the- 
.er  center.  If  we  got  a  check  for  $950,- 
nO  from  someone  tomorrow,  I'd  call  the 
.•chitect  and  say,  'Let's  go.'  " 

Theater  has  been  an  important  part 
■  the  Brown  community  since  the 
lOO's,  when  Hammer  and  Tongs  pro- 
aced  a  series  of  lively  musicals.  Sock 
ad  Buskin  has  been  producing  plays 
eadily  since  1901,  Komiens  was  active 
.  Pembroke  for  close  to  40  years,  and 
.'ownbrokers  has  been  giving  the  Uni- 
rsity  original  musicals  since  1935. 
|)     The  last  decade  or  so  has  seen 
•own  theater  grow  even  further.  Pro- 
iction  Workshop  was  founded  in  1960 
•/  students  to  present  experimental 
•ama,  and  Rites  and  Reason  (a  black 
eater  group)  was  started  in  1969.  The 
'own  Modern  Dance  Group  developed 

1971  into  the  Rhode  Island  Dance 
spertory  Company.  Summer  Theater, 
nvironmental  Theater,  and  cinematog- 
phy  also  have  sprung  up  in  the  past 
w  years. 

In  the  spring  of  1972,  Brown  was 
vited  to  perform  at  La  Mama  Experi- 
'ental  Theater  in  New  York  City,  an 
^portunity  rarely  given  a  college  the- 
rical  group.  Brown  theater  also  has 
'en  making  a  marked  contribution  to 
Jfe  quality  and  substance  of  community 
e.  Drama  has  been  taken  into  the  black 
jmmunity,  faculty  and  students  have 
I  sen  taking  poetry  into  schools  across 
e  state,  and  more  and  more  outside 
■cups  are  coming  on  campus  to  study 
fama  and  dance. 

I  All  these  innovative  moves  have 
|3en  made  in  spite  of,  rather  than  be- 
:iuse  of,  the  facilities  available.  Because 

the  obstacles  imposed  by  the  pain- 
liUy  restrictive  quarters,  much  time  and 
[lergy  that  could  be  better  spent  is  con- 
mned  in  working  out  logistics  for  re- 
;arsal  and  performance.  At  the  same 

time,  the  potentially  innovative  work  of 
which  Brown's  performing  artists  are 
capable  is  impossible  because  of  the 
limitations  of  the  spaces  that  they  now 

At  the  present  time,  most  drama 
activity  takes  place  in  Faunce  House 
Theater.  This  building  was  suitable  in 
1929  when  it  opened  but  leaves  some- 
thing to  be  desired  today  when  the  stu- 
dent body  is  three  times  larger.  The  past 
few  years.  Production  Workshop  has 
utilized  the  Faunce  House  Art  Gallery, 
an  area  that,  in  charitable  terms,  might 
be  described  as  unsuitable  for  theater 
productions  of  any  kind. 

The  load  that  the  Faunce  House  The- 
ater has  to  carry  is  fantastic.  It  is 
the  only  appropriate  place  on  campus 
for  play  rehearsals  and  for  classes  in 
acting,  directing,  and  experimental  thea- 
ter— classes  that  are  being  taken  by  some 
750  students  yearly.  In  addition,  because 
the  theater  has  the  only  35-mm.  pro- 
jection equipment  on  campus,  the  Uni- 
versity's film  series  is  also  shown  there. 

Currently,  dance  performances  have 
to  be  sandwiched  in  between  produc- 
tions of  plays  and  films.  Cinematog- 
raphy is  parceled  out  in  several  unlikely 
campus  locations,  while  speech  and  de- 
bate are  also  fragmented  and  do  not 
have  the  proper  storage  and  practice 

"It  is  clear,"  Mrs.  Wolk  said  re- 
cently, "that  Faunce  House  Theater, 
handicapped  by  an  inflexible  proscenium 
stage  and  lack  of  supportive  space,  is 
expected  to  serve  so  many  masters  that 
it  is  failing  all  of  them — at  an  ever- 
accelerating  pace." 

With  the  prospect  of  these  crowded 

Lyman  Gymnasium — as  an  artist  saw  it  in  1891. 

conditions  finally  being  alleviated,  it's 
only  natural  that  Don  Wilmeth,  associ- 
ate professor  of  English  and  acting  di- 
rector of  dramatics,  is  wearing  a  broad 
smile  as  he  walks  the  campus  this  spring. 

"When  I  came  to  Brown  six  or 
seven  years  ago,"  Wilmeth  says,  "every- 
thing we  dreamed  about  or  tried  to  do 
seemed  impossible.  At  that  time  the  col- 
lege was  very  science-oriented,  or  seemed 
so  to  us.  We  couldn't  get  anyone  to  say 
that  the  arts  were  important.  Even  lip 
service  would  have  given  our  morale  a 
boost — but  we  didn't  even  get  that. 

"I  came  here  never  having  seen  the 
campus.  After  the  first  year  I  wondered 
why  I  came.  Or  stayed.  The  three  of  us 
who  arrived  at  Brown  at  about  the  same 
time — John  Lucas,  John  Emigh,  and  I — 
made  a  pact  that  we  weren't  going  to 
stay  at  this  place  unless  something  hap- 
pened. So  we  made  waves.  We  got  some 
people  angry  with  us.  But  we  also  re- 
ceived some  commitments  that  brought 
about  a  gradual  growth.  As  long  as 
growth  was  visible  we  agreed  to  hang 

When  Wilmeth  arrived  at  Brown, 
the  University  had  only  three  courses  in 
the  theater,  no  concentration,  and  a  small 
staff  of  three  people.  A  major  step  for- 
ward came  in  1968  with  the  granting  of 
a  degree  program  in  Theater  Arts  and 
Dramatic  Literature.  There  have  been 
other  moves.  Dance  has  been  added  to 
the  curriculum,  with  credit;  a  technical 
theater  and  design  course  was  intro- 
duced; cinematography  was  added  with 
a  part-time  instructor,  and  next  fall  it 
will  have  one  full-time  person  and  one 
part-time;  and  there  is  now  a  course  on 
the  history  and  criticism  of  the  theater. 


where  six  years  ago  Brown  had  three 
courses  in  theater  arts  it  now  has  20 
semester  courses. 

Professor  Wilmeth  credits  three 
things  with  the  improved  stature  of  the- 
ater arts  at  Brown.  The  first  was  the 
formation  of  an  Arts  Council  in  the 
spring  of  1968.  This  organization,  which 
had  approval  of  the  entire  faculty,  served 
as  a  vehicle  for  publicly  portraying  the 
plight  of  the  arts.  It  also  helped  to  keep 
the  staff  together  and  gave  them  an  op- 
portunity to  discuss  their  mutual  prob- 
lems and  think  about  possible  solutions. 

The  next  two  steps,  according  to 
Professor  Wilmeth,  were  appointments 
— of  Jacquelyn  A.  Mattfeld  as  dean  of 
academic  affairs  and  then  of  Mrs.  Wolk 
as  coordinator  for  the  arts. 

"Jackie  Mattfeld  is  the  only  top 
administrator  we  have  who  was  trained 
as  an  artist,"  Wilmeth  says.  "She  is  a 
musicologist.  Jackie's  been  a  big  help  in 
her  quiet,  efficient  way.  She  doesn't 
push — but  she  gets  things  done." 

One  of  the  things  Dean  Mattfeld 
"got  done"  was  the  creation  of  the  po- 
sition of  coordinator  for  the  arts  and  the 
subsequent  appointment  of  Mrs.  Wolk 
to  that  job.  This,  according  to  Professor 
Wilmeth,  was  a  "concrete  step"  in  im- 
proving the  position  of  theater  at  Brown. 

"Artists  by  our  very  nature  aren't 
very  good  at  writing  proposals  for 
funds,"  Wilmeth  says,  "and  Mimi  Wolk 
was  hired  mainly  for  that  purpose.  But 
she's  done  so  many  more  things,  such 
as  organizing  events  and  putting  out  a 
newsletter.  The  key  is  that  this  is  the 
first  time  we  have  had  someone  in  a 
position  of  authority  devoting  five  days 
a  week  to  our  cause.  Mimi  has  been  a 
giant  plus  as  a  morale  factor." 

Despite  the  additional  programs  and 
some  friends  in  high  places  within 
the  University,  theater  arts  couldn't 
shake  its  most  persistent  problem — the 
lack  of  space.  Under  these  circumstances. 
Professor  James  O.  Barnhill,  the  chair- 
man of  the  department  who  is  on  sab- 
batical in  India  this  year,  and  his  staff 
could  be  excused  for  casting  coveting 
glances  at  Lyman  Gym.  There  was  some 
sentiment  on  the  part  of  the  University 
to  allow  theater  arts  to  expand  some- 
where on  the  old  Bryant  campus,  but  no 

one  in  the  department  was  about  to  sec- 
ond that  motion.  All  hands  were  in 
agreement  that  only  a  building  relatively 
close  to  Faunce  House  would  promote 
what  was  most  desired — the  creation  of 
a  theater  arts  center. 

"There  were  rumors  that  Lyman 
Hall  might  become  available,"  Wilmeth 
notes.  "Frankly,  none  of  us  believed  that 
anything  would  come  of  all  this  talk. 
Then  last  spring  we  were  told  that  the 
Air  Force  would  be  leaving  Lyman  in 
the  summer  and  could  we  be  ready  to 
move  in.  Could  we!  We  were  in  Lyman 
the  day  after  the  Air  Force  departed  in 
August.  For  the  first  time  all  the  mem- 
bers of  the  department  have  offices  in 
the  same  building.  It's  a  minor  miracle. 

"There's  no  question  that  when  the 
funds  are  finally  in  and  we  get  our  new 
experimental  theater  at  Lyman,  we  will 
be  able  to  have  a  more  diversified  thea- 
ter program  at  Brown.  But  even  with 
the  space  limitations  we've  had  it's  amaz- 
ing to  see  what  has  been  happening  to 
our  students  since  the  degree  program 
in  theater  arts  was  established  in  1968. 

"Before  that,  all  we  had  to  offer  a 
student  interested  in  theater  was  an  in- 
tensive acting  course  called  English  23-24 
plus  a  couple  of  speech  courses.  Some- 
times the  students  could  parlay  this 
training  with  their  own  natural  talent 
and  make  it  to  the  stage,  movies,  or  TV. 
Now  the  students  leave  Brown  with  the 
same  practical  stage  experience  but  also 
with  academic  training  in  such  things 
as  theater  history,  criticism,  directing, 
dance,  film,  technical  theater,  and  design. 

"The  point  is  that  our  young  people 
now  have  a  better  sense  of  direction 
when  they  leave  us.  They  can  sense 
their  options  better.  We  now  have  a 
dozen  or  so  in  graduate  schools  all  over 
the  country.  One  man  is  in  the  dance 
program  at  Juilliard  and  another  has 
been  accepted  for  next  fall.  Two  are 
dancing  professionally  in  two  of  the 
leading  modern  dance  programs  in  the 
country,  very  small  and  selective  com- 
panies. And  in  the  last  few  years  we've 
had  two  of  our  Sock  and  Buskin  gradu- 
ates become  leading  ladies  at  Trinity 
Square  Repertory  Theater — Jobeth  Wil- 
liams '70  and  Kate  Young  '71. 

"We've  been  just  an  eyelash  away. 
Now,  Lyman  Hall  can  put  us  over  the 
top.  A  space  like  Lyman  will  be  a  teach- 
ing and  learning  center.  This  is  impor- 
tant beyond  its  use  as  a  theater  itself 
because  we  just  haven't  had  any  space 
for  experimentation." 

Everyone  from  Mrs.  Wolk  and 
Chairman  Barnhill  on  down  realizes  that 
Lyman  Hall  won't  solve  all  of  the  thea- 
ter's problems.  The  University  may 
eventually  need  a  new  proscenium  thea- 
ter seating  between  400  and  500  people.  I 
This  would  allow  the  present  Faunce       | 
House  Theater  to  become  a  movie  house  f 
for  the  expanding  cinematography  pro-  I 

And  Brown  also  needs  a  scene  shop 
For  years  the  "scene  shop"  has  been 
the  Faunce  House  stage,  which  meant 
that  you  couldn't  hold  rehearsals  or 
classes  in  the  theater  if  a  set  was  being 
built.  When  and  if  a  new  theater  is 
constructed,  present  plans  call  for  the 
back  stage  area  in  the  present  Faunce 
House  to  become  the  scene  shop. 

"It  may  seem  incongruous  to  be 
talking  in  terms  of  a  new  proscenium 
theater  when  we  still  have  to  find  the 
funds  to  finance  the  three  stages  of 
construction  already  approved  at  Ly- 
man," Wilmeth  says.  "But,  then,  an 
artist  has  to  have  some  of  the  dreamer 
in  him  or  he  isn't  worth  his  salt.  Fortu- 
nately for  those  of  us  in  the  theater  arts 
at  Brown,  the  dark  ages  appear  to  be 
behind  us.  Our  dreams  are  getting  bet- 
ter all  the  time."  J.Ei 



'In  show  business,  you  cherish  the  'ups'  and  drive 
the  'downs'  from  your  memory"- Burt  Shevelove 

•   m  any  directors  or  producers  would 
./A    be  content  to  have  two  smash 
l.s  on  Broadway  in  a  hfetime.  A  few 
unths  ago  Burt  Shevelove  '37  had  two 
£/ard-winning  musicals  competing  for 
t?  entertainment  dollar  on  the  Great 
Ihite  Way — A  funny  Thing  Happened 
L  the  Way  to  the  forum  and  No,  No, 

An  established  name  on  Broadway 
id  in  television  for  the  past  25  years, 
S  evelove  made  one  of  his  rare  visits 
t  the  campus  in  March  to  assist  with 
pns  for  improving  Brown's  facilities 
Ir  theater  arts  by  converting  Lyman 
(/m  and  Colgate  Hoyt  Pool  into  an  ex- 
[rimental  theater.  He  was  excited  by 
Mat  he  saw  and  plans  to  return  shortly 
t  spend  some  time  with  the  students. 

For  Shevelove,  one  of  the  founders 
(  Brownbrokers  38  years  ago  this 
;ring,  the  campus  visit  would  have  been 
.rhance  for  reminiscing — if  he  had 
ien  given  the  time  to  sit  back  and  think 

about  the  past.  But  he  wasn't.  His  one- 
day  whirlwind  visit  began  at  10  a.m. 
when  he  was  met  at  Boston's  Logan 
Airport  by  Marion  Wolk,  Brown's  coor- 
dinator for  the  arts,  and  three  members 
of  the  English  Department,  Don  Wil- 
meth,  John  Lucas,  and  John  Emigh. 

Before  his  day  ended,  Shevelove 
spent  several  hours  exploring  every 
niche  and  corner  of  Lyman  Gym,  visited 
both  the  old  and  the  new  swimming 
pools,  attended  a  dinner  in  his  honor, 
and  then  settled  down  to  watch  the 
Brownbrokers  production  of  Jhe  Play 
Without  the  Play.  Early  the  next  morn- 
ing he  flew  to  New  York,  where  he  was 
making  plans  for  a  trip  to  London  to 
direct  the  British  version  of  No,  No, 
Nanette  with  Dame  Anna  Nagle. 

Shevelove  seemed  at  home  in  Ly- 
man Gym.  He  spread  the  architect's 
plans  for  the  renovation  on  the  floor, 
huddled  around  them  with  Mrs.  Wolk, 
the  members  of  the  English  Department, 

and  Siu-Chim  Chan  of  the  construction 
planning  office,  and  made  a  series  of 
suggestions  that  were  crisp  and  to  the 
point.  Warning  that  he  was  looking  at 
the  facility  strictly  through  the  eyes  of 
a  director,  Shevelove  commented  on  al- 
ternate uses  of  space  and  on  the  lighting 
and  staging.  But  for  the  most  part  he 
liked  what  he  saw. 

When  Burt  Shevelove  is  excited,  he 
takes  off  his  glasses  and  uses  them  to 
point  with  as  he  sweeps  his  arm  in  a 
circling  motion  for  emphasis.  During  his 
two  hours  at  Lyman  Gym,  Shevelove's 
glasses  were  off  more  often  than  they 
were  on.  He  admitted  later  that  he  had 
fallen  in  love  with  the  1891  building 
and  with  its  possibilities  for  future  use. 

"Lyman  Gym  excites  me,"  he  said. 
"Everything  about  it  says  experimental 
theater.  If  you  want  a  conventional  play, 
you  can  produce  it  here.  If  you  want  a 
play  in  the  round,  well,  that's  OK,  too. 

"Flexibility  is  the  key.  Keep  every- 

'chitects'  drawing  before  them,  Shevelove  (center)  talks  with  Professor  John  Emigh  and  Siu-Chim  Chan  of  the/construction  planning  office 

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thing  mobile.  This  way  when  the  audi- 
ence comes  to  Lyman  it  will  never  know 
how  things  will  be  set  up.  At  Faunce 
House  the  audience  knows  that  it  will 
be  in  the  seats  and  that  the  actors  will 
be  up  there  somewhere  on  the  stage. 
It's  all  very  pat  and  conventional." 

Shevelove  felt  strongly  that  the 
heritage  of  Lyman  Gym  should  be  pre- 
served whenever  possible.  "Leave  the 
chummy  old  architectural  stuff  up 
there,"  he  said,  pointing  his  glasses  to- 
ward some  of  the  original  1891  carvings 
on  the  ceiling.  "In  no  way  should  we 
destroy  what  Lyman  once  was.  Leave 
the  old  walls  and  even  the  pipes.  But 
for  gosh  sakes,  let's  get  some  new  light- 
ing and  a  fresh  coat  of  paint.  Whoever 
picked  the  colors  that  are  here  now 
hated  people." 

At  one  point,  Shevelove  looked  up 
at  the  running  track  that  once  com- 
pletely circled  the  old  gym.  "A  great 
place  for  the  audience — leave  that,"  he 
said.  "We'll  have  to,"  Professor  Wilmeth 
replied,  grinning,  "what's  left  of  the 
track  supports  part  of  the  auditorium." 

Colgate  Hoyt  Pool  brought  back  some 
memories  for  Shevelove,  none  of 
them  pleasant.  In  the  1930's  when  a 
student  missed  a  swimming  class  he  was 
assigned  15  lengths  of  the  pool  as  his 
punishment.  After  that,  each  time  he 
was  absent  from  swimming  the  punish- 
ment was  doubled.  Shevelove  recalls  that 
his  attendance  record  at  Colgate  Hoyt 
was  rather  spotty,  at  best. 

"In  the  spring  of  my  senior  year  I 
received  a  note  from  the  dean  saying 
that  I  had  to  swim  1,000  lengths  of  the 
pool  before  I  could  graduate.  Hell,  I 
couldn't  lualk  1,000  lengths  of  the  pool, 
even  if  the  pool  was  empty.  Fortunately, 
the  swimming  coach,  Leo  Barry,  was  a 
very  flexible  man,  one  who  was  willing 
to  sit  down  and  compromise.  We  finally 
settled  on  a  figure  that  represented  a 
substantially  reduced  sentence.  I  gradu- 

If  Shevelove  made  every  effort  to  re- 
main at  a  safe  distance  from  Colgate 
Hoyt,  he  couldn't  spend  enough  time  at 
the  Faunce  House  Theater.  He  had  a 
built-in  love  for  all  things  dramatic. 

There  was  only  one  problem  facing 
a  budding  actor,  producer,  writer,  or 
director  at  Brown  in  the  1930's.  Sock 
and  Buskin,  the  undergraduate  dramatic 
society,  was  a  closed  shop.  A  small 
clique  ran  S&B  and  few  outsiders  were 
encouraged  to  join.  Many  Brown  stu- 


dents  with  a  bent  in  this  direction  had 
to  get  their  theatrical  kicks  off  campus 
in  such  organizations  as  The  Players. 

This  situation  bothered  Shevelove 
and  some  of  his  friends,  among  them 
Wally  Coetz  '36  and  Carolyn  Troy  '35. 
Several  other  things  bothered  this  group 
— such  as  the  fact  that  there  was  at  that 
time  no  musical  theater  at  Brown  and 
that  Pembrokers  still  were  not  allowed 
to  participate  in  Sock  and  Buskin  pro- 

Shevelove  and  his  group  decided  to 
try  to  break  all  three  barriers  at  once 
by  starting  their  own  undergraduate  the- 
ater, including  Pembrokers,  and  produc- 
ing a  musical.  Getting  the  cooperation 
of  Pembroke  Dean  Margaret  S.  Morriss, 
who  gave  her  "OK"  for  the  Pembrokers 
to  participate,  Brownbrokers  was  formed 
in  the  winter  of  1935  and  almost  imme- 
diately went  into  production  on  its  first 
musical,  Somethin'  Brum. 

"We  really  had  a  tiger  by  the  tail 
with  our  first  show,"  Shevelove  recalls. 
"It  was  a  revue  with  23  numbers  and 
about  the  same  number  of  directors,  one 
for  each  skit.  Anyone  with  a  gag  or  a 
song  automatically  became  part  of  the 
company.  Our  pitch  was  to  the  students, 
not  the  community.  The  undergraduates 
loved  it  and  we  awoke  the  morning  after 
opening  night  to  find  ourselves  famous, 
on  the  campus  at  least,  and  rich. 

"The  reaction  of  the  faculty  and 
administration  in  those  first  few  months 
was  something  else.  We  weren't  met 
with  mere  opposition.  We  were  met  with 
outright  scorn.  The  word  went  out  that 
those  upstarts  from  Brownbrokers  would 
have  to  get  a  faculty  advisor.  So  we  got 
Professor  I.  J.  Kapstein  '26. 

"Our  shows  were  irreverent  and 
casual.  And  I  do  mean  casual.  Some- 
times the  night  before  we  were  sched- 
uled to  open  we'd  find  that  the  show 
was  three  numbers  short.  So  we'd  stay 
up  until  3  or  4  a.m.  writing  additional 

"As  a  faculty  advisor.  Professor 
Kapstein  was  great.  Any  time  we  needed 
him  he  was  there,  and  he  was  under- 
standing. Kappy  was  one  of  the  few 
men  on  the  faculty  at  that  time  who 
believed  that  a  little  irreverence  and 
frivolity  was  an  integral  part  of  college 
life.  He  believed  that  you  didn't  have 
to  be  joyless  to  be  academic." 

Brownbrokers  ran  into  one  unex- 
pected problem.  The  shows  became  so 
popular  that  the  organization  found  it- 
self with  an  embarrassment  of  riches — 

some  $4,000  in  the  bank.  The  group 
spent  almost  nothing  on  the  productions 
There  were  no  lavish  sets.  Just  fun, 
gags,  and  music.  In  what  Shevelove  de-  ' 
scribes  as  a  "desperate  attempt"  to  get  i 
rid  of  some  of  the  funds,  Brownbrokers  ! 
started  giving  an  annual  scholarship  to  J 
the  University.  ; 

"We  were  becoming  big  business,"  I 
Shevelove  says.  "And  the  shows  were  }. 
becoming  very  grandiose,  with  a  canopy' 
on  the  Waterman  Street  entrance  to  the 
theater,  a  uniformed  doorman,  and  a  , 
full  orchestra  in  the  pit."  i 

According  to  Shevelove,  Brown-  i 
brokers  came  of  age  in  the  spring  of 
1937  when  Henry  M.  Wriston,  Brown's ' 
new  president,  quoted  from  one  of  the  \ 
shows  in  a  chapel  talk.  For  Brownbrok- ; 
ers  this  was  a  status  symbol.  The  or- 
ganization had  arrived. 

If  Shevelove  remembers  Henry 
Wriston  \vith  clarity,  it's  also  a  fair  bet 
that  Brown's  eleventh  president  has 
vivid  memories  of  the  somewhat  brash 
student  from  Newark.  It  all  centered 
around  the  Spring  Day  address  given 
in  1937  by  Burton  G.  Shevelove. 

Shortly  after  his  arrival  at  Brown 
in  February  of  1937,  President  Wriston 
strongly  denounced  the  Italian  dictator, 
Benito  Mussolini,  in  a  major  speech 
delivered  at  the  Biltmore  Hotel,  a  speed 
that  received  international  attention.  A;' 
the  spring  wore  on,  Mr.  Wriston  took 
some  additional  "shots"  at  Mussolini. 
It  was  too  ripe  a  situation  for  Sheve- 
love to  pass  by  in  his  Spring  Day  ad- 

"Ladies  and  gentlemen,"  he  said, 
opening  his  remarks,  "this  is  a  lovely, 
peaceful  spring  afternoon  here  on  the 
College  Green.  It  probably  will  remain 
this  way — unless,  of  course,  Mussolini 
sends  his  planes  over  to  get  Wriston." 
The  audience  roared. 

Burt  Shevelove's  next  four  years  were 
spent  at  the  Yale  Drama  School, 
first  as  a  student  and  then  as  director  o' 
dramatics.  One  of  his  high  spots  at  Nei 
Haven  was  Too  Many  Boys,  which  was 
considered  the  best  show  on  campus 
since  1914  when  Cole  Porter  produced 

When  World  War  II  arrived,  Shev 
love  went  into  the  American  Field  Serv 
ice  with  the  British  Army.  His  chief 
contribution  to  the  world  of  theater 
during  those  years  was  a  servicemen's 
show  at  a  rest  camp  near  Cairo,  with 
nothing  but  stagestruck  ambulance  dri' 


E.  of  the  British  Field  Service  to  use  as 
TLis  "girls"  and  leading  "ladies." 

After  the  war,  Shevelove  went  back 
I, writing.  Collaborating  with  four  of 
I-   former  Yale  pupils,  he  produced 
5ia/i  [Voider.  This  1948  show,  which 
hi  Tom  Ewell  in  the  lead,  had  only  fair 
srcess,  but  it  did  introduce  Gower 
C.ampior.  to  Broadway  as  a  dance  direc- 
t  .  And  it  did  give  the  young  Brown 
giduate  the  courage  to  try  again. 

When  Shevelove  followed  by  writ- 
li;  the  book  and  lyrics  for  A  Month  of 
Sndays,  his  hopes  were  high  that  this 
V  s  the  one  that  would  put  him  over 
t)  top.  Unfortunately,  the  audiences 
din't  share  his  enthusiasm  for  the  play. 

"I  really  felt  that  this  would  be  a 
b.gie,"  he  recalls.  "But  the  play  died — 
ad  in  Philadelphia,  of  all  places!  It  was 
araumatic  experience  for  me.  It  taught 
n  that  you  really  need  a  thick  skin  on 

Not  yet  having  a  tough  enough  hide, 
Shevelove  abandoned  the  theater 
ad  turned  to  television.  He  wrote  a 
rmber  of  TV  shows,  including  the 
"ell  Telephone  Hour."  Then,  working 
v:h  Larry  Gelbart,  and  with  Art  Car- 
r/  as  his  star,  Shevelove  wrote  a  se- 
rs  of  specials  that  brought  to  television  of  its  most  hilarious  material,  so- 
pisticated  spoofs  that  were  rare  on  the 
t)e  at  that  time. 

"There  was  a  need  for  satire,  for 
cticism  on  television,"  Shevelove  says, 
''ut  very  few  writers  were  getting  the 
b.king  to  take  this  sort  of  approach. 
Lrry  Gelbart  and  I  were  lucky.  Our 
pjducer  was  David  Susskind.  He  kept 
t  ■  sponsors  away  and  gave  us  a  free 

Shevelove  earned  an  Emmy  for  his 
T  efforts,  and  recognition,  too.  But 
Ejadway  was  always  lurking  in  the 
trkground.  One  evening  as  he  sat  in  a 
I'ater  watching  Eddie  Fay's  antics  in 
fc'ama  Came,  Shevelove  was  reminded 
chow  seldom  basic  humor  was  on 
\  \v.  Some  scars  from  A  Month  of  Sun- 
fus  still  remained — but  he  decided  to 
g'e  the  stage  another  try. 

While  at  Yale,  Shevelove  had  writ- 
ti  a  comedy  based  on  a  play  by  Plau- 
t:.  Once  again  collaborating  with 
( Ibart,  he  took  this  material  and  fash- 
i  led  A  Funny  Thing  Happened  on  the 
Iiy  to  the  Forum,  a  musical  the  two 
r;n  originally  described  as  "a  scenario 
i-  vaudevillians." 

Shevelove  recalls  that  1961  experi- 

ence: "Our  original  intention  was  to  do 
a  low,  traditional  comedy  that  would 
make  people  laugh,  and  do  it  stylishly — 
the  same  basic  humor  that  people 
laughed  at  2,300  years  ago.  There  was 
only  one  hitch  after  we  put  what  we 
thought  was  a  pretty  good  show  to- 
gether. The  out-of-town  critics  were 
used  to  the  musicals  with  lavish  sets 
and  costumes  and  with  a  large  chorus. 
We  had  just  a  single  set  and  our  musical 
was  funny,  ridiculous,  mad.  But  until  it 
reached  Broadway,  it  was  generally  mis- 

"Even  though  we  kept  getting 
panned  by  the  critics,  the  audiences 
seemed  to  respond  warmly  to  Funny 
Thing.  Then  one  night  in  Washington 
everything  seemed  to  go  wrong.  The 
critics  were  really  on  our  backs  and 
Larry  and  I  were  working  late  trying  to 
fix  the  script.  All  of.  a  sudden  Larry 
turned  to  me  and  said,  'If  Hitler's  alive,  I 
hope  he's  out  of  town  with  a  musical.'  " 

Once  the  play  reached  Broadway, 
everything  seemed  to  fall  in  place.  The 
reviews  were  excellent.  One  said,  "If 
you  like  to  laugh,  this  is  the  best  show 
in  town."  Another  paper  reported  that 
"A  Funny  Thing  Happened  oi^  the  Way 
to  the  Forum  really  is."  Perhaps  Brooks 
Atkinson  of  the  New  York  Times  said 
it  best:  "This  is  low  comedy  at  its  high- 

When  Funny  Thing  closed  on 
Broadway  in  1964,  the  record  showed 
942  performances,  profits  well  in  excess 
of  $500,000,  and  six  Tony  Awards.  One 
of  the  Tonys  went  to  Burt  Shevelove, 
his  first  after  three  other  nominr-'.tions. 

The  last  eight  years  for  Shevelove 
have  been  busy;  some  would  call  them 
hectic.  He  wrote  a  series  of  TV  shows 
for  Dinah  Shore  in  Hollywood,  did  the 
script  for  a  movie  in  London,  came  back 
to  Broadway  with  his  Hallelujah  Baby, 
and  then  hit  the  jackpot  again  with  his 
1971  revival  of  Vincent  Youmans'  1925 
hit.  No,  No,  Nanette. 

With  Ruby  Keeler  in  the  lead  and 
with  Hollywood's  Busby  Berkeley  called 
out  of  retirement  to  supervise.  No,  No, 
Nanette  became  an  instant  success  at 
the  box  office.  Some  were  surprised  that 
a  1925  musical  could  make  the  grade 
in  the  sophisticated  Seventies.  Clive 
Barnes  of  The  New  York  Times  felt  that 
he  had  the  answer.  Said  he: 

"Nostalgia  may  prove  to  be  the 
overriding  emotion  of  the  Seventies, 
with  remembrance  of  things  past  far 
more  comfortable  than  the  realization  of 

things  present.  For  everyone  who  wishes 
the  world  were  50  years  younger — and 
particularly,  I  suspect,  for  those  who  re- 
member it  when  it  was  50  years  younger 
— the  revival  of  No,  No,  Nanette  pro- 
vides a  delightful,  carefree  evening. 

"The  resuscitation  of  operettas  and 
musical  comedies  is  a  tricky  operation, 
and  the  producers  here  have  gone  about 
their  task  with  skill.  The  play  is  adapted 
by  Burt  Shevelove,  who  is  also  the  di- 
rector, and  although  I  do  not  know  the 
original  book  by  Otto  Harbach  and 
Frank  Mandel,  I  would  take  a  fair-sized 
bet  that  Mr.  Shevelove's  adaptation  has 
been  fairly  extensive.  This  is  far  closer 
to  a  1920's  musical  than  anything  New 
York  has  seen  since  the  Twenties,  but 
it  is  seen  through  a  contemporary  sensi- 

In  the  spring  of  1972,  with  No,  No, 
Nanette  still  breaking  box  office  records. 
The  New  York  Times  ran  a  banner  head- 
line— "  'Funny  Thing'  Happens  Again." 
Partly  to  take  advantage  of  a  new  gen- 
eration of  theatergoers  and  partly  to 
wipe  from  their  mouths  the  sour  taste 
of  a  London  version  of  Funny  Thing  that 
bombed,  Shevelove  and  Gelbart,  with 
help  from  Stephen  Sondheim,  who  did 
the  music  and  lyrics  for  the  show,  up- 
dated Funny  Thing  and  brought  it  back 
to  Broadway  with  Phil  Silvers  in  the  role 
of  Pseudolus,  the  role  originally  played 
by  Zero  Mostel.  This  time  the  play 
lasted  six  months  before  the  illness  of 
Silvers  forced  cancellation. 

During  his  visit  to  Brown  this  spring, 
Shevelove  reflected  on  the  past 
25  years.  There  are  things  he  might  do 
differently  the  second  time  around,  but 
he  made  one  point  clear — he  wouldn't 
have  been  happy  in  any  other  profes- 
sion. "The  key  element  in  show  busi- 
ness," he  said,  "is  to  cherish  the  'ups' 
and  drive  the  'downs'  from  your  mem- 

The  former  Brownbrokers  director 
is  currently  writing  a  book  about  Vic- 
toria Woodhall,  who  ran  for  president 
in  1872.  He  feels  that  she  should  be  a 
"lively"  subject  today  since  she  was  one 
of  the  country's  early  advocates  of  free 
love.  "She  beat  women's  lib  by  100 
years,"  he  says. 

Also  on  Shevelove's  agenda  is  an- 
other visit  to  Brown  to  meet  with  the 
students  and  to  check  on  the  progress  of 
the  theater  renovations  at  old  Lyman 
Gym.  His  hosts  are  hoping  his  glasses 
will  be  off  during  most  of  the  visit.     J.B. 






A  discussion  between 

Dr.  Milton  Hamolsky, 

professor  of 

medical  science, 


The  Rev.  Charles  Baldwin, 

chaplain  of 

the  University 

"Philosophically,  at  least,  the  practice  of 
medicine  used  to  he  relatively  simple.  A 
disease  was  diagnosed.  If  a  cure  existed, 
it  was  prescribed.  Most  often  the  pa- 
tient accepted  the  doctor's  decisions  with 
few  questions.  But  recent  developments 
in  bio-medical  technology  are  changing 
that  simple  view  of  the  practice  of  medi- 
cine. Moral  judgments  are  complicating 
the  decisions  of  both  doctors  and  pa- 

That  is  the  way  a  mailing  piece 
from  the  University  introduced  a  series 
of  discussions  on  "The  New  Medicine," 
one  of  the  three-part  Rhode  Island  Semi- 
nars sponsored  by  the  University  Rela- 
tions Office  as  part  of  its  program  of  con- 
tinuing education  for  Brown  alumni. 

One  of  the  three  seminars  on  medi- 
cine was  titled  "When  Death  Seems  Cer- 
tain, What  Is  the  Response?"  and  fea- 
tured Dr.  Hamolsky,  who  is  also  physi- 
cian-in-chief of  the  Department  of  Med- 
icine at  Rhode  Island  Hospital,  and 
Chaplain  Baldwin.  The  portion  of  their 
discussion  which  follows  was  excerpted 
from  a  tape  recording  of  their  two-hour 

Dr.  Hamolsky:  We  will  attempt  to 
talk  about  the  problems  we  face  in 
a  definition  of  death.  There  was  a  time 
when  this  was  not  a  problem.  Everyone 
knew  pretty  much  when  a  patient  had 
died — when  a  patient  stopped  breathing 
and  when  the  heart  stopped  beating.  Be- 
cause of  technological  advances  in  medi- 
cine, we  are  now  faced  with  the  need  to 
define  a  new  conceptual  basis  of  ethics 
and  morals. 

Medicine's  ability  to  keep  an  orga- 
nism biologically  alive  with  artificial 
pacemakers,  with  artificial  respirators, 
has  at  the  moment  outstretched  our  so- 
ciety's capacity  to  handle  the  problem. 
So  we  are  faced  today  with  very  difficult 
problems  that  we  weren't  faced  with  50 
years  ago.  To  give  you  some  specific  ex- 
amples— in  1910,  eight  percent  of  peo- 
ple died  outside  the  home.  According  to 
the  most  recent  survey,  carried  out  about 
1969,  81  percent  of  people  now  die  in 
hospitals  or  nursing  homes.  We  no 
longer  have  people  dying  at  home. 

Secondly,  every  family  knew  in  the 
early  1900's  that  someone  might  die  the 
next  day;  the  beautiful  blond  blue-eyed 
baby  might  be  carried  away  by  an  infec- 
tion— diphtheria,  whooping  cough,  mea- 
sles, meningitis — anything.  Today,  that's 
not  acceptable.  We  don't  tolerate  that 

kind  of  death.  We  need  an  explanation 
or  an  excuse  for  it  if  it  occurs.  This  has  ' 
been  replaced — obviously,  as  people       j 
must  die — by  a  greater  preponderance    I 
of  the  aged  who  are  dying.  That's  the 
final  failure,  that's  the  victory  of  nature 
over  whatever  we  are.  And  we  don't 
handle  that  very  well. 

For  the  last  ten  or  15  years,  per-      j 
haps  for  the  first  time,  sociologists,  psy- ' 
chologists,  anthropologists,  political  sci- 
entists, economists,  are  beginning  to 
consider  the  problem  of  dying  in  our  so- 
ciety as  a  topic  to  which  they  can  ad- 
dress themselves.  This  was  never  done    \ 
before.  There  was  the  feeling  that  you 
don't  talk  to  somebody  who's  dying  to 
find  out  how  he  feels.  But  now  it's  being 
done.  So  1  find,  for  example,  a  meeting    I 
like  tonight  to  be  a  very  exciting  thing 
— that  people  are  willing  to  come  to  lis-  i 
ten  to  and  to  talk  about  and  to  think       | 
about — out  loud — this  problem  which    I 
normally  we  have  avoided. 

And  that's  one  of  our  problems. 
The  American  ethic  is  to  be  alive,  vital, 
busy,  occupied.  You  mustn't  even  have 
free  time  or  leisure  time.  You've  got  to 
have  something  to  do  in  leisure  time, 
not  nothing.  And  dying  obviously  is  thel 
ultimate  in  leisure  time,  the  final  act.       ) 
That's  the  concept,  that's  the  sociology,  j 
under  which  we  have  existed.  Now  withl 
technological  advance  has  come  the  ca- 
pacity for  medicine  to  sustain  biological 

So  now  we  have  to  make  the  deci- 
sion of  when  to  permit  the  patient  to  be 
labeled  "dead"  for  legal  purposes,  and 
for  purposes  of  transplantation  of  tis- 
sues from  the  dying  organism  to  anothe 
living  organism  who  might  benefit.  Fi- 
nally, we  have  a  group  of  religious  lead- 
ers, of  doctors,  philosophers,  sociolo- 
gists, psychologists,  trying  to  come  to 
grips  with  the  ethic  of  the  dead  patient 
— that's  first,  we're  not  talking  about 
dying,  yet — we're  talking  about  the  dea 

When  is  a  patient  dead?  They  have 
attempted  to  redefine  death.  One  of  thei 
problems  with  law,  if  I  may  say  so,  is 
that  law  will  not  tell  you  ahead  of  time,i 
or  a  priori,  a  decision.  You  must  do 
something,  somebody  must  bring  a  coui 
case,  and  then  it  will  be  resolved.  We 
cannot  get  a  definition  from  the  law  as  : 
to  what  is  death.  We  must  try  in  our 
best  way  to  make  some  working  decisio 
which  we  hope  will  be  acceptable  to  oui 


si,iety,  and  then  behave  within  that 
fanework  and  hope  it  will  be  consid- 
e  d  legal  if  and  when  it  is  brought  to 
a=st  case. 

There  is  now  a  growing  acceptance 
oihe  definition  of  brain  death.  Because 

in  keep  the  heart  going  and  the 
ng;.  going,  we  can't  any  longer  depend 
U)n  death  of  heart,  lungs,  circulation, 

V  ich  is  what  everybody  accepted  50 
yirs  ago.  So  when  is  a  patient  dead? 
Te  statement  is  now  made  that  an  indi- 

V  ual  is  dead  when  he  is  completely 
u"esponsive  to  all  stimuli — let's  say 
p.nful  stimuli — no  response  of  the  or- 
giism,  neurologically  no  response, 
Cinpletely  inactive  in  his  or  her  envi- 
rument.  We're  now  using  the  electro- 
erephalogram,  one  of  medicine's  tech- 
nogical  advances,  to  determine  this. 
Ectrodes  are  placed  on  the  skull,  and 
e:trical  current  coming  from  the  brain 
bow  is  recorded.  If  the  brain  is  func- 
tiial  in  today's  biological  sense,  there 
v>l  be  pips  and  flips  on  this  electro- 
e:ephalogram,  tracing  the  current.  And 
e'ryone  agrees  that  that  means  the  pa- 
t  It  is  not  dead.  But  if  the  line  is  flat,  as 

V  say,  that  can  be  used  as  an  indication 
o'biological  brain  death — providing  that 
its  repeated  24  hours  later  and  is  still 
fl;.  We  do  not  accept  any  single  meas- 
wment,  because  it  has  been  demon- 
sated — only  once  or  twice,  but  that's 
eough — that  an  electroencephalogram 
hi  been  flat,  and  subsequently  the  pa- 
tnt  has  recovered.  But  this  has  not  yet 
crurred  when  it  was  flat  for  a  period  of 
2.  hours. 

And  so  we're  groping  for  some  sort 
cdefinition  before  we  have  the  right  to 
s/,  "This  patient  is  dead."  If  it  is  a 
ptential  donor  of  a  kidney  to  someone 
ee  whose  life  may  be  saved,  we  have 
t?  right — with  the  permission  of  the 
fnily,  or  the  individual  if  he  has  so 
i  heated  before  his  catastrophe — to 
*  n=plant  the  tissue  from  the  dead  or- 

m  to  the  living.  As  a  final  protec- 
tn,  medicine  now  insists  that  the 
cctor  who  would  like  to  have  a  kidney 
Jailable  for  his  dying  patient  has  noth- 
l;  to  do  with  the  decision  that  this 
tier  patient  is  dead.  We  are  attempting 
i  all  ways  possible  to  define  this  at  the 
Ijhest  level  we  can. 

That's  the  problem  of  "dead."  We 
'11  come  back  to  a  discussion  of  that 
ler.  The  other  problem  is  one  of  "dy- 
15,"  the  act  and  process  of  dying,  which 

is  something  different.  This  relates  to 
the  whole  problem  of  how  does  one 
tell  a  patient?  What  does  one  tell  a  pa- 
tient? When  does  one  tell  a  patient? 
How  does  one  help  the  patient  handle 
the  problem  of  dying?  How  does  one 
handle  the  family's  ability  to  handle  this 
problem?  Once  again,  I  ask  you  to  con- 
sider it  in  the  sociological  context. 

All  we  see  or  hear  about  dying  is 
murder,  suicide,  mass  violence.  We  don't 
deal  at  all  with  the  patient  who  has  had 
a  bad  stroke  and  obviously  now  has  an 
infection  and  obviously  is  dying.  Or 
even  less  dramatic  than  that,  what  about 
the  patient  who  has  a  malignancy — one 
for  which  we  have  done  what  we  know 
how  to  do  in  medicine,  but  the  evidence 
is  that  the  malignancy  is  spreading  be- 
yond our  capacity  to  handle  it — and  this 
means  that  in  some  period  of  time  this 
patient  will  die?  Does  the  patient  know? 
When  does  the  patient  know?  How  do 
we  handle  the  patient's  concern  about 
death?  Death  to  most  of  us  means  pain, 
mutilation  of  the  body,  terrible  loneli- 
ness, separation  from  everything,  family. 
And  in  our  society  in  general,  friend- 
ships and  closenesses  are  very  small, 
only  a  few  people.  We  don't  have  a  so- 
ciety in  which  everybody  shares  the 
dying  of  a  member  as  in  some  tribes. 
It's  your  own  close  family  and  imme- 
diate friends.  Then,  when  somebody 
dies,  there  is  the  terrible  loss  to  the  fam- 
ily. Maybe  the  biggest  problem  is  the 
survivor,  not  the  patient  who  has  been 

Another  issue  is  that  people  say, 
"When  my  time  comes,  I  wish  to  be  per- 
mitted to  die  in  dignity  and  not  to  be 
stuck  full  of  tubes  and  respirators,  pace- 
makers, and  gadgets,  with  my  life 
dragged  out.  Discomfort,  a  terrible  bur- 
den on  my  family,  an  economic  catas- 
trophe for  all  concerned.  .  .   .  Let  me 
go  peaceably."  Who  makes  that  deci- 
sion? Under  what  circumstances?  How 
much  participation  does  the  individual 
himself  or  herself  have — want  to  have — 
be  able  to  handle — be  permitted  to  han- 
dle in  our  society? 

The  doctor  may  himself  have  diffi- 
culties handling  death.  Because  doctors 
are  trained  throughout  their  whole  lives 
to  help  people,  to  keep  people  alive  or 
at  least  make  them  better,  the  dying  pa- 
tient is  an  evidence  of  the  ultimate 
failure.  This  failure  comes  to  all  of  us, 
and  we  all  know  it  intellectually,  but  it's 
not  easy  to  handle — any  more  for  a 

physician  than  for  anyone  else. 

And  how  do  we  relate  to  the  family, 
to  the  religious  advisor,  to  the  social 
worker?  How  do  we  form  a  group  of 
people  who  surround  the  individual  who 
is  dying  with  the  appropriate  environ- 
ment so  that  the  individual's  life  can  be 
made  of  great  value  before  and  during 
the  act  of  dying,  instead  of  it  being, 
"This  is  the  final  act — and  one  of  great 
suffering."  Well,  these  are  some  of  the 

Another  is  confronting  death.  How 
do  we  get  people  to  talk  about  the  fact 
that  they  are  dying?  I  believe  most  peo- 
ple know.  I  believe  we  play  games.  I 
believe  the  patient  does  not  want  to 
hear  the  words  because  that  means  a 
curtain  between  doctor  and  patient — 
between  family  and  patient.  So  I  know 
they  know;  they  know  I  know  they 
know;  but  we  play  games.  Neither  one 
of  us  yet  has  the  capacity  to  handle 
openly  the  problems  that  are  posed  by 

Death  and  dying  were  the  taboo 
subjects  of  the  20th  century.  You  just 
didn't  talk  about  these  things.  One  never 
had  meetings  like  this  30  years  ago,  to 
talk  about  the  problem  of  dying.  So  we 
are  advancing.  It  is  an  important  thing 
to  handle.  There  are  those  who  say  that 
to  live  well,  one  must  face  the  problem 
of  dying.  To  die  well,  one  must  face  the 
problem  of  living  well.  That's  part  of 
what  we're  talking  about.  We  are  not 
just  dealing  with  a  definition  of  some- 
thing and  the  terrible  problem  the  fam- 
ily or  the  doctor  has. 

Chaplain  Baldwin:  The  definition  of 
death  as  brain  death,  as  you  put  it,  is  a 
very  convenient  one  for  the  profession 
because  you  have  other  interests  going. 
You  want  to  preserve  certain  other  or- 
gans for  transplants,  and  this  is  there- 
fore the  most  convenient  definition  of 
death.  But  are  there  other  possibilities 
here?  Is  this  really  the  best  we've  got, 
both  in  terms  of  the  person  and  society's 

Hamolsky.  I  have  reported  about  the 
present  state  of  the  art  or  science.  There 
are  very  capable  thinkers  who  have  de- 
fined a  specific  region  of  the  brain,  the 
hypothalamus,  within  which  we  think  are 
focalized  several  of  the  vital  functions 
of  the  body  or  control  over  them.  Blood 
pressure,  eating,  drinking,  rage  reac- 


tion,  control  of  the  hormones — these  are 
all  controlled  here.  So  to  be  biologically 
living,  one  doesn't  need  the  rest  of  the 
cortex  of  the  brain,  which  is  what  we 
think  with,  plan  with,  hope  with.  So  my 
answer  to  you  is  that  there  may  be  those 
who  are  utilizing  the  concept  of  brain 
death  for  medicine's  convenience.  But 
that's  not  the  motivation  for  most  of  the 
good  thinkers  who  have  come  to  the 
same  decision.  This  is  the  best  defining 
we  can  do  today,  and  we  have  to  keep 
probing  for  something  better. 

Baldwin:  One  of  the  articles  we  read  for 
this  seminar  raised  the  matter  that  a 
legitimate  concern  is  the  preservation  of 
organs  for  use  in  living  beings,  and  the 
best  place  to  preserve  them  may  be  in 
the  body  of  the  potential  donor.  Now 
that's  going  to  change  our  whole  picture. 
We  declare  the  person  dead  but  also  say 
we  need  to  keep  the  body  going  in  order 
to  keep  these  organs.  I  think  that's  go- 
ing to  be  a  tremendous  culture  shock. 
These  definitions  are  going  to  have  tre- 
mendous impact,  and  it's  going  to  re- 
quire real  cultural  change  to  accept  some 
of  them. 

Hamolsky.  One  of  the  problems  here  is 
that  we  permit  an  individual  to  indicate 
before  death,  or  even  before  any  termi- 
nal illness,  that  he  or  she  is  willing  to 
donate  the  cornea  of  the  eye  so  a  blind 
person  may  see,  the  kidney  so  someone 
else  may  live.  And  we  permit  these  peo- 
ple to  do  this — to  sign  a  paper,  to  have 
it  countersigned,  all  very  legal.  But  at  the 
moment  that  patient  "dies" — whatever 
the  definition — that's  gone.  That  per- 
son's wishes  no  longer  pertain  at  all  ac- 
cording to  law.  That  body  then  becomes 
the  next  of  kin  in  a  specific  fashion — 
the  spouse,  the  parent,  the  oldest  child. 
So  I  may  indicate  my  willingness  to 
have  my  kidney  transferred  when  I  am 
considered  dead;  but  the  moment  some- 
body says  I  am  dead,  that  is  worthless — 
unless  my  nearest  of  kin  says,  "He 
wanted,  I  accept  it,  and  we'll  go  along 
with  it."  Our  legal  structure  is  equivocal 
about  this,  giving  the  individual  the 
right  to  do  it  and  taking  it  away  from 
him  the  moment  he  is  legally  dead. 

Baldwin:  It  appears  to  me  as  a  layman 
and  sometime  pastor  that  it  is  increas- 
ingly the  case  that  doctors  are  capable 
of  discerning  a  point  in  a  given  patient's 
life  when  he  has  moved  from  a  fight  for 

life  into  a  process  of  dying.  Before  we 
start  on  the  business  of  caring  for  the 
dying,  I  would  like  to  know  what  goes 
into  making  that  determination.  How 
frequently  is  it  really  possible  to  make 
that  kind  of  determination? 

Hamolsky:  The  physician  is  no  longer 
able  to  say  with  precision,  "You  have 
six  weeks  left  of  life,"  so  that  the  indi- 
vidual can  go  out  and  have  a  good  time 
— as  in  television  shows.  Doctors  used 
to  do  this.  But  now  we  do  not  have  that 
scientific  capacity  with  precision,  mostly 
because  there  are  a  lot  of  other  things 
we  can  do  now  to  modify  it.  We  prob- 
ably still  have  the  ability  to  guess  pretty 
well,  if  we  would  then  let  the  patient 
alone.  But  we  no  longer  do  this.  The 
more  fundamental  question  to  raise  is 
what  is  the  precision  with  which  a 
physician  can  examine  a  patient  and  say 
this  person  has  passed  from  something 
we  call  indefinite  future  to  something 
we  call  beginning  to  die?  This  varies,  but 
I  think  in  most  instances  it  is  quite  clear. 
We  can  know  that  a  patient  will  die.  In 
most  instances,  medicine  is  able  to  make 
that  decision  with  sufficient  accuracy  so 
that  it  poses  realistically  the  broader 
problem  of  what  we  then  do  about  it 
and  with  whom. 

Baldwin:  So  then  the  point  really  comes 
when  you  must  decide  whether  to  tell 
the  patient  or  not.  I  think  whether  to 
tell  or  not  relates  to  a  care  system  that 
we  do  not  have  for  the  most  part.  I 
would  say  from  my  perspective  as  a 
pastor  that,  when  that  point  comes,  the 
ethical  obligation  is  to  care  for  the  dying 
patient,  and  only  care  for  the  patient. 

And  what  does  caring  mean  then? 
I  suppose  relative  comfort.  But  much 
more  than  that.  It  means  surrounding 
the  patient  with  support  services,  and 
the  company  of  people  one  knows.  It 
suggests  to  me  a  different  kind  of  caring 
process  for  any  given  patient.  With 
some  patients  it  may  be  the  minister  and 
the  doctor;  for  others  it's  the  social 
worker  who  is  the  real  control,  or  the 
lawyer,  the  brother  or  sister,  the  father 
or  mother,  or  whoever.  Some  sort  of 
caring  process  needs  to  be  recognized  so 
that  the  patient  can  take  care  of  things 
— his  will,  or  whatever.  Some  kind  of 
process  must  develop  where  the  patient 
himself  or  herself  has  a  sense  of,  "I've 
completed  things.  I  handled  things  in 
this  part  of  my  life  at  the  same  kind  of 

level,  or  even  better,  than  I  did  at  the     | 
earlier  part  of  my  life."  1 

Hamolsky:  You've  defined  different       j 
problems.  The  first  is,  do  you  tell  the     < 
patient  and  how  do  you  tell  the  patient 
I  have  to  put  in  a  strong  defense  of  the 
medical  profession.  I  believe  that  the 
physician  has  done  this  most  of  the  tim 
because  no  one  else  would. 


I  think  so  too. 

Hamolsky:  I  have  attempted  to  get  oth- 
ers to  share  it  with  me,  and  "No  thank 
you!  You're  the  doctor.  You  know. 
Please  don't  ask  me  to  do  that!"  I  find 
it  one  of  the  more  difficult  decisions  to 
make.  My  young  interns  and  residents 
are  thrashing  with  it  all  the  time. 

Some  physicians  always  tell  pa- 
tients— others  don't.  Part  of  it  is  that  it 
may  be  their  considered  judgment  that 
many  people  are  not  able  to  handle  it, 
and  therefore  why  traumatize  further. 

)  r 

Baldwin:  And  let's  admit,  some  can't.     1 

Hamolsky:  That's  correct.  I  once  told  an 
individual — a  rugged,  outgoing,  busy, 
successful,  driving,  competent,  mature,  i 
stable  businessman  who  had  a  biopsy 
taken,  that  the  biopsy  came  back  ma- 
lignant. This  individual,  put  very  simp!' 
and  perhaps  a  little  dramatically,  meltec 
away  in  front  of  my  eyes.  He  just  disin- 
tegrated, he  just  fell  apart.  And  I've  hat 
the  opposite  experience  as  well.  So  it's 
difficult  to  decide. 

I  think  it's  an  obligation  of  the 
physician  to  explore  with  the  family  thf 
problem  when  he  is  convinced  the  pa- 
tient is  dying.  But  will  it  help  the  fam- 
ily? Who  in  the  family  can  best  help  rP' 
tell  the  patient?  Or  do  I  do  it  myself?  I 
think  it  is  known  by  the  patient  pretty 
promptly,  because  the  family  can't  hide 
it.  When  the  family  knows,  they  change 
in  their  behavior  to  the  individual 
whether  they  wish  to  or  not.  The  persoi 
knows.  He's  different  now  than  he  wasi 
last  week. 

The  other  thing  is  that  medical 
schools  have  not  taught  young  medical  i 
students  how  to  handle  the  problem  of 
dying  patient.  I  don't  believe  there  was. 
a  single  course  on  this  topic  in  any  nurs 
ing  school  up  until  about  ten  years  agoj 
Now  they  are  all  attempting  to  put  thifj 
into  the  curriculum. 



B'/iwin:  You've  commented  that,  at  a 
fi^-ly  simple  level,  medical  students  have 
d  iculty  in  dealing  with  the  cadaver — 
it  dealt  with  jokingly. 

hfnolsky:  Sure.  This  is  our  first  ap- 
piach  to  the  human  body  in  medical 
si  ool — a  dead  individual.  And  it  is 
vy  difficult  for  many.  They've  never 
sm  it  before.  Consequently,  every  med- 
ic student  has  the  skull  as  an  ashtray 
o;his  table.  This  is  his  way  of  learning 
tciandle  this  terrible  problem,  because 
v\  don't  handle  it  openly.  And  the  ca- 
d.'er  is  "Max"  or  what  have  you.  There 
ai  some  jokes.  But  this  is  a  facade.  This 
ishe  way  we  all  handle  problems  that 
ai  difficult  and  a  little  tough  to  take, 
ail  nobody's  helping  us  do  it.  We  rise 
al)ve  it  by  being  a  little  jocular  about 

In  the  past,  doctors  have  evaded  the 
isje  of  death  in  hospitals,  too.  We  don't 
f£c  with  the  nurse  about  this  dead  pa- 
tiit  and  handling  it.  It's  nurses  who 
tee  care  of  the  problem.  They  take  care 
0  he  body,  they  shroud  it,  they  shut 
a  the  doors  and  shut  out  the  lights  and 
s;  ak  it  down  the  corridor.  That's  the 
v>y  we  handle  a  problem  that  we're  not 
a  e  to  deal  with  openly  because  our  so- 
c.y  isn't  dealing  with  it  openly. 

B.divin:  That  relates  to  the  fact  that 
w  don't  deal  with  the  dying  patient  as 
a  erson  at  all,  but  as  a  thing. 

hmohky:  It  is  a  problem  to  be  solved. 
Il  not  Mrs.  Jones,  who  has  three  kids, 
v^o's  had  a  good  life  or  hasn't  had  a 
g)d  life,  who  really  now  senses  that 
s  ''s  dying,  and  that  suddenly  an  un- 
s  isfactory  life  is  coming  to  an  end.  Out 
c  ne  the  bitterness  and  hostility,  the 
"/hy  me?"  and  "No,  it  can't  be,"  and 
ti'n  submission  and  depression.  These 
a  the  logical  responses  when  it's  either 
"ou're  not  dying"  or  "You  are  dying" 
(jind  there's  no  thought  of  the  quality 
olife  carrying  through  it.  So  it's  a 
g-at  sociological  problem. 

/'Question:  What  about  the  mind — 
r'l,    when  the  brain  no  longer  registers 
c  an  electroencephalogram? 
{■rnolsky:  Well,  again  that  gets  back  to 
cr  original  decision  regarding  brain 
cath.  It  is  more  than  just  a  philosophi- 
c  or  academic  discussion.  But  there  we 
ight  have  a  nice  easy  answer  regard- 

ing complete  and  absolute  death. 
Baldwin:  One  of  the  reasons  I  press  for 
a  clear  professional  attendance  to  the 
process  of  dying  is  I  don't  think  you're 
ever  going  to  have  an  unchallengeable, 
neat  answer — science  isn't  that  way. 
That  decision  always  is  going  to  be  am- 
biguous, and  it's  going  to  have  to  be 
made  around  the  patient.  I  mean,  death 
isn't  just  a  definition.  It's  caring  for  the 
patient,  the  family.  It's  the  feelings  of 
the  doctor.  It's  the  institutional  self- 
defense — all  these  kinds  of  things. 
We're  going  to  have  to  agree  more  and 
more  on  a  given  case. 

Question:  There's  another  question 
that's  considered  rather  taboo,  and  that's 
the  question  of  termination  of  treatment. 
If  a  person  were  beyond  recovery,  and 
had  indicated  that  he  did  not  want  to  be 
sustained  by  tubes  and  respirators  and 
so  on,  does  he  have  the  right  ethically 
to  say,  "When  you  see  fit  I  would  like 
the  treatment  to  be  terminated  and  to 
die  with  dignity?" 

Baldwin:  I  think  there  is  general  agree- 
ment among  theologians  and  the  medical 
profession  that  that  is  a  legitimate  deci- 
sion to  make. 

Hamolsky:  I  agree  that  the  ethical  situ- 
ation is  clear  as  indicated.  But  we  have 
two  cases  in  law  again.  In  Florida,  a 
woman  sued  for  her  right  not  to  have,  in 
her  judgment,  extraordinary  procedure 
used  on  her  .  .  .  after  it  was  done.  And 
it  was  decided  in  her  favor,  and  the  hos- 
pital and  the  physician  were  found  at 
fault.  In  our  state  of  New  York,  a 
woman  went  to  court  to  prevent  the  hos- 
pital from  implanting  a  pacemaker  in 
her  husband  who  was  aged,  and  com- 
pletely incompetent  mentally,  etc.  As 
black  and  white  a  picture  as  I've  heard 
about.  And  the  court  overruled  her,  giv- 
ing the  hospital  the  right  to  do  it.  And 
they  did. 

The  ethic  is  clear.  I  think  all  of  us 
would  indicate  that  no  one  is  required 
to,  or  should  or  must,  use  all  available 
methods  to  sustain  vital  life  after  a 
point.  I  think  the  question  is,  what  is 

Question:  Who  makes  that  decision?  Is 
it  entirely  up  to  the  doctor? 
Hamolsky:  Different  places  do  it  differ- 
ently. There  was  a  sign  in  an  English 
hospital  just  a  short  while  ago  that  was 
posted  on  the  walls.  It  said,  "The  fol- 
lowing patients  NTBR"  (not  to  be  re- 
suscitated)— and  it  applied  to  anyone 

over  65.  There  was  a  tremendous  hue 
and  cry  in  the  English  press — a  tremen- 
dous outcry.  And  the  outcry  was  very 
simple:  "We  don't  care  if  you  do  it,  but 
for  God's  sake  don't  tell  us."  That  was 
the  entire  criticism.  We  sort  of  agree 
that  for  somebody  whose  heart  stops 
after  age  65,  you  shouldn't  put  in  all  of 
this  tremendous  time,  effort,  money,  ex- 
pense, when  you  might  be  putting  the 
same  $5,000  into  three  hungry  families 
in  the  ghetto.  Use  any  comparison  you 
wish.  But,  "Don't  tell  us  you're  doing 
that.  We  don't  want  to  participate  in 
this"  is  one  of  the  responses. 
Baldwin:  We  agreed  it's  tough  to  de- 
cide where  to  draw  the  line  on  treating 
a  patient.  But  some  physicians  make  bad 
judgments  sometimes.  Is  it  not  my  right 
and  obligation  to  insist  on  a  conference 
with  the  doctor  and  with  those  persons 
involved  in  the  case? 
Hamolsky :  That  has  happened  to  me. 
I've  been  asked  to  participate  in  pre- 
cisely this  kind  of  discussion.  And  it 
obviously  was  a  very  sensitive  family, 
very  concerned.  One  of  the  three  sisters 
did  not  want  what  I  call  extraordinary 
methods  to  be  discontinued.  The  other 
two  did.  That  makes  it  a  very  difficult 
problem  for  those  three  to  handle.  What- 
ever decision  you  make,  how  do  those 
three  handle  it?  You  see,  there  is  a 

Question:  To  ask  about  the  physicians 
of  six  years  from  today,  how  much  do 
the  medical  schools,  and  particularly 
Brown  University's  medical  school,  do 
in  regard  to  dying  and  death? 
Hamolsky :  There  are  specific  courses  in- 
corporating the  problems  of  dying  in 
virtually  every  medical  school  now.  At 
Brown  we  are  putting  together  a  group 
of  faculty  that  care  about  such  things — 
from  philosophy,  sociology,  psychology. 
When  Brown  decided  to  go  on  to  the 
M.D.  program,  one  of  its  decisions  was 
to  extend  the  six-year  program  to  seven 
and  to  incorporate  the  last  two  years  as 
something  called  "the  clinical  experi- 
ence"— primarily  patient-related.  Well, 
there  will  be  electives  throughout  those 
sixth  and  seventh  years.  And  the  stu- 
dents have  begun  to  talk  about  their 
electives.  They  want  to  know  about  the 
dying  patient.  They  want  to  know  about 
who  makes  the  decisions.  They  want  to 
know  how  to  involve  the  family.  They 
want  to  know  how  to  educate  the 


staying  on 

There  have  always  been  Brown  graduates  who  stayed 
on  to  earn  a  living  at  the  University.  Some  of  them 
pursued  Hfelong  careers  here;  many  more  did  stints  in  the 
admission  office  as  they  were  waiting  to  get  drafted  or 
married  or  accepted  to  graduate  school.  While  the  alum- 
nus-employee is  a  familiar  phenomenon,  there  is  impres- 
sionistic evidence  that  in  recent  years  increasing  numbers 
of  seniors  are  marching  down  College  Hill  in  the  gradua- 
tion procession  only  to  climb  right  back  up  again  and  start 
drawing  a  Brown  paycheck. 

Since  no  one  has  ever  kept  statistics  on  the  subject, 
perhaps  it  only  seems  that  there  are  more  recent  graduates 
employed  at  Brown.  But  given  the  economic  downturn  of 
the  last  several  years,  it  would  be  a  likely  thing  to  happen. 
In  more  prosperous  times,  when  a  young  alumnus  felt  in 
need  of  a  year  or  so  of  breathing  space  after  college,  the 
traditional  choices  have  been  graduate  school  or  travel. 
For  financial  reasons,  these  are  no  longer  such  accessible 
solutions.  Graduate  fellowship  money  has  dried  up  like  a 
frog  pond  during  an  August  drought,  and  successive  de- 
valuations have  shrunk  the  dollar  so  that  the  young  Amer- 
ican traveler  is  no  longer  king  of  the  road  abroad.  A  year 
of  working  in  University  Hall  may  have  to  substitute  for 
the  time-honored  Wanderjahre  as  a  period  of  stock-taking. 
It  may  not  be  too  exciting,  but  it  beats  going  back  home 
to  work  in  the  family  shoe  factory. 

During  the  Depression,  one  of  the  schemes  that  was 
advanced  to  alleviate  unemployment  was  that  the  govern- 

Photographs  by  HUGH  SMYSER 

ment  should  act  as  an  "employer  of  last  resort,"  providir 
work  for  those  who  could  find  no  other  jobs.  Brown  offei 
no  similar  guarantee  along  with  its  B.A.,  but  it  seems  tha 
there  is  always  a  need  for  one  more  library  assistant  or 
security  guard  or  secretary.  Although  alumni  get  no  spe- 
cial consideration  when  they  apply  for  jobs,  most  of  the 
people  doing  the  hiring  show  a  reassuring  confidence  in 
the  home-grown  product. 

Once  on  the  payroll,  recent  graduates  bring  to  their 
jobs  a  knowledge  of  Brown  that  can  add  to  their  value  as 
employees.  They  also,  in  many  cases,  bring  along  an  ir- 
reverent and  questioning  attitude  toward  the  exalted  Ivy 
mystique.  In  the  best  tradition  of  the  liberally  educated, 
young  alumni-employees  have  not  hesitated  to  challenge 
the  status  quo.  In  fact,  during  the  past  year  several  re- 
cently graduated  employees  have  shown  themselves  so 
unintimidated  by  the  "specialness"  of  the  University  as  t 
try  to  organize  unions  among  their  co-workers. 

The  Brozon  Alumni  Morithly  talked  to  five  recent 
graduates  who  work  for  Brown  to  find  out  why  they're 
here,  what  they  think  about  their  jobs,  and  how  their  fee 
ings  about  the  University  may  have  changed.  Although 
some  of  those  interviewed  thought  of  their  jobs  here  as 
the  logical  first  step  in  an  already  chosen  career  direction 
most  were,  in  some  sense,  still  trying  to  get  their  bearing 
All  had  found  the  transition  from  student  to  hired  hand  1 
somewhat  awkward,  and  several  are  already  making  fu- 
ture plans  that  don't  include  Providence.  A.i 


Qry  Babcock 

One  of  the  gifts  that 
3iy  Babcock  received  when 
ie  raduated  from  Brown 
n  ?72  was  a  scrapbook 
;o  aining  mementos  of 
ii:3art-time  job  as  adminis- 
Tfve  assistant  to  Dean  of 
^(demic  Affairs  and  Associ- 
iti^rovost  Jacquelyn  Matt- 
•el.  Dean  Mattfeld  filled  the 
ic  pbook  with  memoranda, 
is.,  and  schedules  that  Gary 
la  written  during  his  first 
■n.Dr  administrative  assign- 
n.  t — the  coordination  of 
h  visit  to  Brown  by  the  mu- 
'.iciepartment  visiting  com- 
niee.  Gary's  thoroughness 
ui  attention  to  detail  is  evi- 
le:  in  one  of  the  memos 
lelirected  to  Dean  Matt- 
e  's  housekeeper  advising 
u  that  the  cocktail  canapes 
lEirdered  for  the  reception 
VI2  to  be  heated  in  a  350- 
ieee  oven  for  20  min- 
it  exactly.  Another  note 
s  reminder  that  the  base- 
n  it  refrigerator  should 
«,ired  out  before  being 
)r:sed  into  service  as  an 
icitional  ice  maker. 

Gary  is  now  employed 
ii-time  as  an  administra- 
V  assistant  to  Dean  Matt- 
ie  .  His  job  covers  every- 
h  g  from  doing  research 
)i  educational  issues  to 
'tcing  care  of  the  mail/'  a 
o;  daily  process  which  in- 
■1  les  entering  each  item  in 
-'.  giving  it  a  serial  num- 
'f  '.0  mdicate  the  file  loca- 
ii  and  underlining  the  im- 
Htant  parts  in  order  to 
ill  Dean  Mattfeld's  read- 
n  time.  "It  may  sound 
it  nge,  but  I  really  like  or- 
;•  izing,  housekeeping  type 
hgs,"  says  Gary,  who  first 
':ved  his  talent  in  that 
li  as  an  undergraduate 
5  making  all  the  arrange- 
nts  for  the  Brown  cho- 

rus' successful  tour  of  Eng- 

Although  Gary  didn't 
really  plan  to  take  an  ad- 
ministrative post  at  Brown, 
he  didn't  just  fall  into  it 
either.  About  the  middle  of 
his  senior  year,  he  recalls, 
he  started  "angling  for  a 
way  to  stick  around  Brown 
for  two  or  three  years." 
Why?  "I  hke  it  here.  It's  the 
only  place  I  know  really  well 
and,  besides,  I  had  an  inor- 
dinate fear  of  ending  up  as 
an  insurance  salesman 
somewhere  in  the  Middle 
West."  Gary  was  considered 
for  a  position  with  the  Na- 
tional Endowment  for  the 
Arts  in  Washington,  but  he 
decided  that  he  didn't  feel 
adventurous  enough  to  move 
somewhere  strange. 

At  the  time  that  Gary  was 
job  hunting  at  Brown,  there 
was  talk  of  creating  a  new 
position  of  "baby  dean" 
which  would  go  to  a  recent 
alumnus  who  would  act  as 
a  student  advocate.  Gary 
checked  on  that  job  and  also 
wrote  a  proposal  to  develop 
a  computer-driven,  graphic- 
display  tutorial  system. 
When  it  looked  as  though 
neither  of  those  projects 
would  come  to  anything, 
Gary  accepted  the  offer 
to  work  part-time — and  later 
full-time — for  Dean  Matt- 
feld. (Just  last  month,  Gary 
learned  that  the  Exxon  Foun- 
dation has  awarded  Brown 
a  $63,000  grant  to  develop 
the  proposal  he  wrote.) 

Eventually,  Gary  wants 
to  become  a  high  school  or 
college  consultant  who  can 
"teach  people  how  to  teach." 
Right  now,  he  says,  he  is 
trying  to  decide  where 
and  when  to  go  to  graduate 
school.  He  expects  to  work 
at  Brown  through  next  year. 

even  though  he  is  less  fond 
of  the  University  than  he 
was  during  his  undergradu- 
ate days.  As  he  wrote  in  an 
article  for  a  campus  maga- 
zine called  Issues,  having 
"just  crossed  the  fence  from 
being  a  student  to  being  an 
administrator  I  often  won- 
der if  the  Brown  I  see  from 
the  second  floor  of  Univer- 
sity Hall  is  the  same  Brown 
I  knew  and  loved  in  a  very 
real  way  while  I  was  a  stu- 
dent." Gary  asks  himself 
whether  his  feelings  reflect 
"only  an  increasing  distance 
from  my  life  as  a  student 
.  .  .  or  is  it  a  function  of 
insights  to  which  I  previ- 
ously had  not  been  privy,  or 
(possibly)  is  it  because 

Brown  is  simply  a  less  lik- 
able place?"  Some  of  each, 
he  concludes,  but  it  is  clear 
that  he  misses  the  collective 
energy  of  curricular  upheaval 
that  charged  Brown  several 
years  ago.  And  in  the  ab- 
sence of  that  earlier  student 
and  faculty  enthusiasm,  he 
wonders  "why  those  with 
the  real  authority  to  do  so 
do  not  themselves  strive  to 
provide  the  leadership,  the 
conviction,  even  a  little  bit 
of  the  passion  needed  to 
awaken  Brown  once  again 
to  its  potential  as  a  great 
teaching  university." 


Phyllis  Henrici 

It's  hard  for  her  to  be- 
lieve now,  but  Phylhs  Hen- 
rici '72  didn't  give  a  serious 
thought  to  what  she  would 
do  when  she  graduated,  till 
the  middle  of  her  senior 
year.  "Up  until  then,"  she 
says,  "whenever  people 
asked  me  what  my  plans 
were,  I  thought  it  was  OK 
to  say,  'I  don't  know.'  I 
thought  I'd  wait  and  see 
what  my  friends  were  going 
to  do.  When  they  began  to 
send  out  resumes  and  find 
things  to  do,  I  started  to 
get  worried." 

If  Phyllis  didn't  have 
much  of  an  idea  of  what  she 
wanted  to  do,  neither  did 
she  have  any  strong  feelings 
about  where  she  wanted  to 
be.  She  had  "vague  thoughts 
about  going  to  California" 
with  some  friends,  but  since 
she  had  no  money  that  didn't 
seem  practical.  So,  last 
spring,  when  she  heard 
about  a  job  as  "library  as- 
sistant, two" in  the  John 
Hay  Library  at  Brown,  she 
decided  to  fill  out  an  appli- 
cation "just  in  case."  Sev- 
eral months  later  she  ac- 
cepted the  job,  which  in- 
volves sharing  the  curatorial 
duties  of  the  160,000-volume 
Harris  Collection  of  Poetry 
and  Plays.  Phyllis  looks 
through  catalogues  and  jour- 
nals to  locate  books  which 
should  be  ordered  for  the 
collection,  corresponds  with 
scholars,  and  creates  library 
exhibits  based  on  material 
in  the  collection. 

According  to  Phyllis, 
many  people  who  see  her  on 
campus  assume  that  she  is 
still  a  student.  But  for  those 
who  ask,  she  has  developed 
an  elaborate  justification  to 
explain  why  she  is  "still 
around."  "I  rationalize  it  as 
a  temporary  situation  for 
at  least  a  year  or  maybe 
longer,"  she  says.  Although 
Phyllis  finds  her  work 
interesting,  she  does  not 
want  to  be  a  career  librarian. 
"My  original  idea  was  that 
if  I  hung  around  for  a  year 
I  would  be  inspired  about 
what  I  really  wanted  to  do. 
Unfortunately,  that  hasn't 
happened  yet.  I  would  de- 
scribe my  life  in  Providence 
as  bearable  to  pleasant;  it's 
just  not  bad  enough  to  spur 
me  on  to  do  something  else." 

Phyllis  has  become 
more  of  a  political  activist 
at  Brown  since  graduation. 
She  is  one  of  the  founders 
of  the  Feminist  Studies  Com- 
mittee, a  group  of  women 
students,  faculty,  and  staff 
who  have  been  working  to 
establish  an  academic  con- 
centration on  the  subject 
of  women.  The  initial  course, 
which  will  be  interdisciplin- 
ary, has  been  approved  for 
the  fall  semester.  A  few 
weeks  ago  Phyllis  joined 
assistant  professors  Louise 
Lamphere  and  Anne  Fausto- 
Sterling  in  presenting  an 
alumni  seminar  on  working 

As  a  working  woman 
herself,  Phyllis  finds  it  not 
much  of  an  improvement 
over  being  a  student.  One 
of  the  first  differences  she 
noticed  is  that  "it's  much 
easier  to  rent  an  apartment. 
People  assume  that  workers 
are  more  responsible  than 
students."  Phyllis's  opinions 
about  Brown  have  under- 
gone considerable  revision 

since  she  became  one  of  the 
employees.  "When  I  was  a 
student,"  she  says,  "I  felt 
that  Brown  had  my  best 
interests  at  heart.  Now  I  see 
it  more  as  a  business  organ- 
ization." Phyllis  thinks  that 
the  University  is  a  less-than- 
model  employer.  "It  is  in- 
timated," she  says,  "that 
there  are  all  these  fat  fringe 
benefits,  but  if  you  look  at 
what  they  really  are,  they 
turn  out  to  be  non-existent, 
unless  you  consider  it  a 
fringe  benefit  to  rub  elbows 
with  the  intellectual  elite." 


h  Russo 

jOne  look  at  Bill  Russo 
you  that  here  is  some- 
ho  is  not  about  to  have 
entity  crisis.  His  wrap- 
end  grin  is  so  broad  that 
snost  touches  his  long, 
?  kept  sideburns.  He  has 
is\',  outgoing  way  with 
cJe.  It's  hard  to  tell  from 
shiinner  whether  he's 
1  ii;  to  an  old  friend  or 
r  one  he  never  saw  before 
K  life.  He  has  known 
:  -rl\-  what  he  wanted 
.  to  get  it  since  be- 
;raduated  from 
an  in  1969.  He  viewed 
jib  as  assistant  freshman 
for  the  football  team 
first  step  along  the 
ht  line  that  is  the  short- 
stance  to  where  he's 
d.  Bill  Russo's  ambi- 
s  to  be  head  coach  of  a 
:e  football  team  some- 

aybe  an  Ivy  League 
all  team,  maybe  even — 
not  admit  it — the  Brown 
Wall  team. 

Meanwhile,  young  ap- 
e'ice  coaching  hopefuls 
;\pected  to  prove  them- 
As  by  working  under 
ntions  that  have  some- 
I  in  common  with  non- 
iiized  farm  labor.  Ac- 
rng  to  Russo,  there  are 
cvays  to  get  into  college 
iiing.  If  you  don't  want 
t<e  a  job  in  high  school 
Jiing  and  wait  for  a 
Jk,  you  can  take  a  job  as 
Jit-time  assistant  coach 
college  staff  and  wait 
r  break.  Bill  took  the  lat- 
'mte  and  accepted  a  for- 
Beason-only  position  on 
Jreshman  coaching  staff 
t3  fall  of  1969.  Although 
s  >b  was  defined  as  part- 
n  Russo  worked  full-time 

and  longer.  ("I  figured  I 
ought  to  work  as  many  hours 
as  I  could  to  get  experience.") 
For  the  entire  three-month 
season.  Bill  was  paid  under 

Every  year  since.  Bill's 
responsibilities  have  in- 
creased. He  has  coordinated 
the  recruiting  effort  in  the 
football  office  ("That's  like  a 
second  season.")  and  he  su- 
pervised the  creation  of  a 
computer  program  to  aid  in 
scouting  football  players. 
Bill  passed  one  career  hurdle 
this  fall  when  the  man  who 
hired  him,  head  coach  Len 
Jardine,  left  Brown.  Bill  was 
the  only  member  of  the  pre- 
vious coaching  staff  who  was 
retained  by  the  new  coach, 
John  Anderson.  In  January, 
Bill  was  named  varsity  of- 
fensive line  coach. 

Bill  had  few  problems 
with  making  the  transition 
from  Brown  student  to  em- 
ployee. He  feels  that  his 
status  as  a  recent  alumnus 
makes  it  easier  to  talk  to  po- 
tential players.  "I  can  tell 
them  about  all  of  Brown  and 
not  just  the  football  team," 
he  says.  Bill  played  three 
varsity  seasons  as  an  offen- 
sive guard  on  the  Brown 
team  and  when  he  first 
joined  the  coaching  staff,  he 
didn't  know  quite  how  to  re- 
late to  his  former  teammates. 
He  soon  found  a  comfortable 
role.  "I  had  to  be  a  friend 
and  intermediary  to  the  kids 
on  the  varsity  and  an  au- 
thority figure  to  the  fresh- 
men," he  says. 

Bill  Russo  is  a  self-con- 
fessed sports  nut.  Although 
he  was  a  Dean's  List  student 
as  a  philosophy  concentrator, 
"If  there  had  been  a  major 

in  intramural  sports,  I  would 
have  taken  it."  Last  year  he 
discovered  that  coaching 
football,  lifting  weights,  and 
playing  pick-up  basketball 
were  not  enough  to  satisfy 
him.  He  felt  a  lack  of  physi- 
cal activity  that  was  really 
competitive  so  he  enrolled 
in  a  karate  school  and  earned 
a  purple  belt  within  a  year. 
Bill  is  ambitious  in  a  field 
where  ambition  does  not  go 
unappreciated.  Still,  he  is 
under  no  illusions  that  he 
has  picked  an  easy  goal. 
Right  now  he's  learning,  and 
how  to  teach  boys  to  play 
football  is  only  part  of  it. 
He  has  begun  to  formulate 
in  his  mind  a  set  of  rules 
for  smart  coaches;  good 

PR  is  important,  but  if  you 
have  bad  PR  and  a  winning 
team  you've  probably  got 
yourself  a  job  for  a  while.  A 
coach  with  a  losing  team  on 
his  hands  is  probably  in 
trouble  no  matter  how  good 
his  PR  is.  And,  no  matter 
what  happens,  always  keep 
five  copies  of  your  resume 
on  hand,  just  in  case. 


James  Lyons 

James  Lyons  '71  was 
recently  promoted  to  assist- 
ant director  for  operations 
in  the  Security  Services  at 

He  does  not  feel  com- 
pelled to  leave  Providence 
and  see  the  world.  "I've  al- 
ready done  that — twice,"  he 
says.  Although  Jim  entered 
Brown  in  1962,  he  didn't 
graduate  until  nine  years 
and  several  bouts  of  wan- 
derlust later.  He  dropped 
out  for  the  first  time  at  the 
end  of  his  freshman  year. 
"At  that  time,"  he  says, 
"many  of  us  felt  a  conflict 
between  learning  and  doing. 
I  wanted  to  get  Experience 
with  a  capital  E."  After  a 
year  in  Boston  tracing  lost 
packages  for  United  Parcel 
Service,  Jim  returned  to 
Brown  for  another  one  and  a 
half  years.  Then  his  restless- 
ness drove  him  to  enlist  in 
the  Army  with  a  guarantee 
for  Europe.  After  18  months 
in  Augsberg,  Germany,  he 
was  sent  to  Vietnam  for  18 

In  the  fall  of  1969,  he 
returned  from  Vietnam  and 
two  weeks  later  was  a  junior 
at  Brown.  It  was  a  difficult 
adjustment  to  make,  he  re- 
calls. As  a  result  of  his  ex- 
periences he  decided  to  ma- 
jor in  Asian  civilization.  "I 
wanted  to  learn  more  about 
oriental  culture  because  I'm 
fascinated  by  it,"  he  says, 
"although  that  is  a  weak 
word  to  describe  a  very  com- 
plicated emotion."  Jim  also 
was  one  of  the  founders  of 
the  Brown  chapter  of  Viet- 
nam Veterans  Against  the 

To  supplement  his  in- 
come from  the  GI  Bill,  Jim 

took  a  part-time  job  as  a 
safety  patrol  officer  with  the 
security  force.  "My  job  was 
to  walk  around  outside  build- 
ings wearing  a  uniform  so 
that  I  would  be  a  visible  de- 
terrent to  crime."  The  fol- 
lowing year,  Jim  worked 
full-time  for  Security  Serv- 
ices while  he  completed  his 
senior  year  at  Brown.  He 
stayed  with  security  after 
graduation  and  was  pro- 
moted to  field  supervisor 
and  then  to  assistant  direc- 
tor of  operations. 

Jim  is  in  charge  of  uni- 
formed guards  and  of  the 
daily  operations  of  the  de- 
partment. He  deals  with 
problems  of  "discipline,  mo- 
rale, and  special  arrange- 
ments." Since  Jim  is  inter- 
ested in  "administrative  type 
positions,"  he  considers  his 
job  to  be  career  oriented, 
but  he  has  found  that  many 
of  his  classmates  regard 
what  he  does  as  a  low  status 
occupation.  "As  far  as  status 
is  concerned,"  he  says,  "it 
would  be  better  to  do  cus- 
todial work  because  that 
seems  more  like  a  tempo- 
rary position." 

The  major  security 
problems  change  with  the 
generations  of  college  stu- 
dents, and  Jim  has  seen 
things  come  full  circle  since 
he  was  first  at  Brown.  "In 
the  early  sixties,"  he  says, 
"getting  drunk  was  the  thing 
to  do."  He  came  back  to 
campus  in  1969  to  find  that 
drinking  was  out  and  drugs, 
especially  marijuana,  were 
in.  "Students  were  turned 
inward  more,"  he  says.  "Par- 
ties consisted  of  people  to- 
gether in  a  quiet  way  to 
smoke  grass  and  talk.  Now 
I  think  there  has  been  a 
changeover  to  a  heavy  drink- 
ing scene  again."  According 
to  Jim,  a  student  who  has 

been  drinking  heavily  tends 
to  pose  more  of  a  security 
problem  than  one  who  has 
been  smoking  marijuana. 

Last  summer  the  secu- 
rity guards  organized  into  a 
union  which  was  recognized 
by  the  National  Labor  Rela- 
tions Board.  (One  of  the 
organizers  and  first  president 
of  the  union  was  John  Lu- 
cas '72,  who  has  since  left 
the  University.)  By  the  time 
the  union  was  formed,  Jim 
Lyons  was  in  a  management 
position  and  therefore  in- 
eligible to  join,  but  he  counts 
himself  as  a  supporter  of 
the  union.  "My  overall  phi- 
losophy is  to  make  the  force 
more  professional,"  he  says. 

"and  to  get  rid  of  the  'se 
curity  guard  as  friendly  i 
duffer'  image.  So  I  was  ii 
favor  of  the  union  becau 
I  felt  that  the  impetus  fo 
change  in  the  departmen 
had  to  come  from  some- 


>(Lsie  Noren 

hen  Dotsie  Noren 
id  that  she  would  be 
;raphed  in  the  Brown 
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search  assistant,  she 
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elp  a  dramatic  mise  en 

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:i!d.  The  overhead  lights 
jl  be  turned  off  and  the 
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Dimeter,  the  program- 
In  calculator,  the  ana- 
'•"'plotter,  and  the  ma- 

that  converts  data 
ne  form  to  the  other, 
blink  on  and  off  like 
;y  pinball  machines, 
would  stand  in  front 
t   machinery  and  pour 
nitrogen  from  a  test 
unto  an  empty  flask. 
=■)!  Smoky  wisps  of  va- 
oth  up  and  drift  across 
le  ink  of  machines.  Shades 

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t  cactly  as  Dotsie  envi- 

3ne  of  the  reasons  that 
5   comfortable  enough 
tl.he  lab  hardware  to  cast 
background  scenery  for 
cnce  fiction  special  effect 
ilt  she  helped  build  parts 
iierself.  The  do-it-your- 
f  quipment,  Dotsie  ex- 
lii,  is  part  of  the  effort  to 
Ih  shrinking  research 
<i;ts.  One  day  not  long 
0  he  power  supply  of  the 
;i.l-to-analogue  converter 
uiung  with  a  sign  which 
ihcted,  "Don't  breathe 
3  ear  the  machine."  It 
ciroken  down  that  morn- 
gecause  of  a  bad  solder 
T  "Something  is  always 

going  wrong  with  homemade 
machinery,"  Dotsie  says, 
"but  one  of  the  good  things 
about  having  made  it  your- 
self is  that  you  know  how 
to  fix  it  when  it  breaks." 

Dotsie  Noren  graduated 
in  1972  with  a  concentration 
in  biology.  After  bicycling 
around  Europe  for  a  sum- 
mer, she  returned  to  Provi- 
dence to  work  for  William 
S.  Shipp,  associate  professor 
of  bio-medical  sciences.  Dot- 
sie describes  the  research  on 
which  she  assists  as  a  study 
of  cytochromes — pigment 
proteins  important  in  the 
formation  of  an  energy-car- 
rier called  ATP. 

Although  Dotsie  con- 
siders Providence  "a  per- 
fectly valid  residential  com- 
munity," she  had  strong 
reservations  about  coming 
back  to  work  at  Brown.  "I 
thought  it  might  be  a  dismal 
experience  since  I  wouldn't 
be  part  of  the  student  life. 
When  I  first  started  work- 
ing, I  had  a  feeling  that, 
'There's  a  world  out  there, 
and  it's  going  on  without 
me.'  "  Now  that  she  has 
worked  at  Brown  for  most 
of  the  school  year,  Dotsie 
has  found  a  comfortable 
post-undergraduate  social 
life  and  has  concluded  that 
"Providence  sure  beats  a  sta- 
tion-wagon suburb  in  New 
Jersey."  She  has  four  room- 
mates— including  both  stu- 
dents and  working  people — 
whom  she  found  by  looking 
on  the  bulletin  board  in 
Faunce  House.  ("One  of  the 
things  about  sticking  around 
your  own  university  is  that 
you  know  how  to  do 

Unlike  many  recent 
graduates  who  have  remained 
in  Providence,  Dotsie  does 
not  intend  to  leave  soon. 

"Nothing  is  forever,"  she 
says,  "but  I'm  not  thinking 
about  moving  on."  Neither 
does  she  have  any  plans  to 
go  to  graduate  school  even- 
tually. "I  don't  like  academic 
pressure  and  I  wasn't  that 
great  a  student  anyway." 
Dotsie  has  decided  that  she 
prefers  "working  in  the  real 
world"  to  being  a  student, 
because  "the  things  you  do 
really  matter,"  she  says, 
looking  around  the  lab. 
"When  I'm  here  I  get  to 
grow  cells,  mutate  cells,  wire 
machinery,  program  the  com- 
puter .  .  .  and  then  I  enjoy 
being  able  to  go  home  at 
night  and  forget  about  it  and 
repair  my  bicycle.  The  ma- 

jor change  in  my  life  is  that 
I  have  become  very  fussy 
about  getting  at  least  seven 
hours  of  sleep  a  night. 
There's  no  chance  to  doze 
off  during  lectures  the  way 
you  could  as  a  student,  and 
here  people  are  really  de- 
pending on  you." 


Brown  Sports 

Written  by  Jay  Barry 

Letting  the  blue-chip  athletes  know  about  Brown 

The  athletic  recruiting  program  at 
Brown  had  a  new  look  this  spring.  And 
for  Bob  Seiple  '65,  the  assistant  athletic 
director  and  guiding  hand  in  the  pro- 
gram, the  moment  of  truth  has  arrived. 

"It's  no  secret  that  over  the  years  we 
have  had  problems  within  our  league  in 
recruiting  the  blue-chip  athlete,"  Seiple 
says.  "This  has  been  especially  true  in 
the  two  money  sports,  football  and  bas- 

"But  the  climate  at  Brown  for  im- 
proving our  position  in  athletics  is  better 
today  than  it  has  been  in  years.  As  in 
business,  the  impetus  for  change  has  to 
come  from  the  top.  And  President  Hornig 
has  consistently  demonstrated  a  sym- 
pathy for  and  understanding  of  our 

The  new  spring  look  centers  on  a 
concentrated  mailing  program  to  blue- 
chip  athletes  in  all  sports.  Sixteen  mail- 
ing pieces  were  sent  out  to  the  150  or  so 
boys  on  the  preferred  list  between  Febru- 
ary and  April. 

The  key  to  the  program,  in  the 
opinion  of  Seiple,  are  eight  letters 
from  prominent  alumni  and  University 
officials.  Each  letter  was  individually 
typed  and  went  out  on  the  personal 
stationery  of  the  sender. 

Alumni  who  participated  in  the 
program  were  Mark  Donohue  '59,  win- 
ner of  the  Indianapolis  500  last  May; 
Phil  Noel  '54,  Governor  of  Rhode  Island; 
Charles  C.  Tillinghast,  Jr.  '32,  chancel- 
lor of  the  University  and  chairman  of 
the  board  and  chief  executive  officer  of 
TWA;  and  Judge  Alfred  H.  Joslin  '35, 
secretary  of  the  Corporation. 

There  are  some  equally  impressive 
administrators  who  participated  in  the 
recruiting  program.  This  group  in- 
cluded Ronald  A.  Wolk,  vice-president 
(University  relations  and  development) 
of  the  University;  Robert  A.  Reichley, 
associate  vice-president  and  director  of 
University  relations;  James  H.  Rogers 
'56,  director  of  admissions;  and  Andy 
Geiger,  the  athletic  director. 

There  is  still  another  aspect  to  the 

new  mailing  program.  Interspersed  with 

the  letters  was  a  variety  of  other  mail- 
ing pieces.  Included  were  the  Brown 
Alumni  Monthly,  a  brochure  about  the 
arts  at  Brown,  a  booklet  about  Provi- 
dence, the  Brown  Football  Association 
Newsletter,  information  on  the  new  sci- 
ences library,  and  other  campus  bro- 

"A  total  of  eight  letters  and  eight 
mailings  was  sent  to  our  select  list 
this  spring,"  Seiple  says.  "Frankly,  we 
hoped  to  keep  Brown  uppermost  in  the 
kids'  minds.  And  the  mailings  were  so 
designed  that  we  also  conveyed  to 
these  subfreshmen  the  feeling  that  they 
are  important  to  us  as  multi-dimensional 
people,  not  just  as  athletes. 

"One  personal  letter — the  one  from 
Ron  Wolk — was  sent  to  the  parents. 
They  have  all  sorts  of  fears.  Just  men- 
tion Ivy  League,  for  example,  and  they 
wonder  if  their  son's  wardrobe  is  big 
enough.  Ron's  letter  was  aimed  at 
answering  questions  of  this  sort,  areas 
of  particular  concern  to  parents." 

Seiple  is  quick  to  point  out  that  the 
mailing  program  is  not  unique  to  Brown. 
Dartmouth — as  might  be  expected — has 
had  a  similar  program  for  some  time. 
Neither  is  the  program  inexpensive.  Still, 

Bob  Seiple:  A  better  climate  for  athletics. 

present  plans  call  for  the  effort  to  bi 
expanded  next  year  to  include  all  thi 
realistic  candidates  in  all  varsity  spc 
And  the  mailings  will  start  a  month 

Last  spring  when  Seiple  moved 
the  admission  office  to  Marvel  Gym 
chief  responsibility  for  recruiting,  hi 
herited  a  program  that  had  been  bee 
up  considerably  in  the  previous  18 
months.  The  first  major  step  to  impi  i 
Brown's  athletic  recruiting  was  take  i 
the  fall  of  1970  when  Jim  Fullerton, 
had  retired  as  hockey  coach,  was  mc 
into  the  alumni  office  and  given  cartij 
blanche  to  involve  more  alumni  in  t: 
Alumni  Secondary  Schools  Program  li 
to  bring  back  to  the  fold  those  who 
might  have  become  disenchanted  an 
dropped  out. 

Thanks  to  the  work  done  by  be 
Fullerton  and  Seiple,  Brown  was  abl 
weather  a  difficult  situation  last  fall 
when,  for  five  crucial  weeks  betweei 
resignation  of  Len  Jardine  and  the  a 
pointment  of  John  Anderson,  the  Ui 
versity  didn't  have  a  head  football  c 
Says  Seiple: 

"Normally  a  situation  such  as  t 
could  prove  fatal.  My  first  move  wa 
send  a  letter  to  our  athletic  represent 
tives  all  across  the  country.  I  told  th 
we  faced  a  difficult  situation,  that  w 
needed  an  extra  effort  right  down  th 
line,  and  that  the  success  of  next  fal 
entering  group  depended  on  them. 

"The  results  were  fantastic.  W' 
a  few  days  of  my  letter,  the  phones 
started  ringing.  Some  people  who  h| 
dropped  out  of  the  picture  for  one  r 
son  or  another  came  back.  Some  wh 
had  never  worked  before  offered  to 
out.  The  alumni  rallied  to  the  cause 
with  the  net  result  that  the  period  v 
out  a  head  coach  wasn't  the  vacuun 
might  have  been." 

Seiple  cites  the  work  done  for 
football  program  in  the  Boston  area 
an  example  of  the  extra  effort  put  ii 
alumni  early  this  winter.  "Bob  0'D> 
and  Neil  Weinstock  '67  brought  17 
workers  together  at  the  home  of  Pe 

30  '5°.  Ten  days  later  we  had  re- 
)rt  from  12  of  these  workers  on  100 
ill  prospects,  including  grades,  class 
n  board  scores,  and  recommendations 
0)  the  guidance  directors  and  coaches. 
lirelatively  small  group  turned  Bos- 
nKto  a  bread-and-butter  area  for  us 
itfet  the  table  for  subsequent  visits  by 
eiders  of  Coach  Anderson's  new 
it  ■ 

-or  some  time,  athletic  recruiting  in 
e  'y  League  has  been  highly  competi- 
zeAnd  Seiple  recognizes  that  the  rest 
t ;  league  won't  be  standing  by  wait- 
gi)r  Brown  to  catch  up. 

5till,  there  are  signs  that  Brown  is 
cning  more  competitive  in  the  battle 
r  le  student-athlete.  As  we  were  go- 
g  1  press,  for  example,  it  became 
ion  that  Brown  has  hopes  of  attract- 
g  top  football  prospect  from — of  all 
a(3 — Muleshoe,  Texas. 

it's  in  crew  and  lacrosse? 

n  June  of  1970  Brown's  freshman 
»\ enjoyed  a  7-0  season  and  then 
o';ht  the  college  its  first  national 
a  pionship  in  74  years  by  winning 
e  itercollegiate  Rowing  Association 
;  ta  at  Syracuse.  Brown's  previous 
t  .lal  title  had  come  in  1896  when 
e  aseball  team  defeated  Chicago  in 
:\  -out-of-three  series. 

-ive  oarsmen  and  the  coxswain  from 
a  loat  are  still  on  the  scene,  hoping 
nke  their  senior  season  a  duplicate 
t;  freshman  year.  The  group  in- 
ics  Mark  Haffenreffer,  Marc  Berg- 
h  'ider,  George  Taylor,  Steve  Dull, 
•tiFalk,  and  coxswain  Joe  Delle  Fauve. 

These  six  men  were  prominent  last 
rig  when  Brown  won  the  Ivy  League 
le  vith  a  second  place  finish  in  the 
srn  Sprints  and  then  came  in  second 
t?  IRA's,  Brown's  best  finish  ever. 

'We  think  that  we  have  a  good 
'  "  to  take  it  all  this  year,"  Coach 
halson  said  at  the  start  of  the 
an.  "This  season,  at  least,  the  regu- 
rl  scheduled  races  will  be  merely  a 
eiration  for  the  big  one  on  Lake 
nidaga  on  June  2." 

In  the  pre-season  forecasts.  Coach 
J  Stevenson's  lacrosse  team  was 
ti  number  one  in  New  England  and 
a  ?iven  a  good  shot  at  the  Ivy  League 
itipionship.  Stevenson  would  be  the 
5  me  to  disagree  with  this  forecast. 

but  as  the  campaign  got  underway  he 
did  wish  he  had  a  better  reading  on  the 
condition  of  Capt.  Steph  Russo's  knee. 

An  MVP  at  Massapequa  High  on 
Long  Island,  Russo  arrived  at  Brown  like 
gang  busters  in  1970.  Playing  attack,  he 
paced  the  Cubs  to  an  8-1  season  by 
scoring  60  points  on  15  goals  and  45 

The  signs  on  Russo  were  all  posi- 
tive as  a  sophomore.  He  racked  up  18 
goals  and  29  assists  for  47  points  and 
made  second  team  All-Ivy  and  honor- 
able mention  All-New  England. 

Nothing  happened  last  season  to 
change  any  of  the  predictions  on  Russo. 
He  seemed  to  be  a  prime  Ail-American 
candidate.  He  was  16-17-33  through  the 
first  nine  games — and  then  it  happened. 
He  caught  his  foot  in  a  rut  on  the  prac- 
tice field,  twisted  a  knee,  missed  the 
last  four  games  (two  of  which  Brown 
lost),  and  had  an  operation  during  the 

Despite  his  abbreviated  participa- 
tion, Russ  was  first  team  All-Ivy  and 
first  team  All-New  England.  He  also 
moved  into  ninth  place  on  Brown's  all- 
time  scoring  list  with  80  varsity  points. 

"There's  no  question  that  if  Russo 
can  come  back  to  his  earlier  form  we'll 
be  a  good  team  this  season,"  Coach 
Stevenson  said  as  the  Bears  prepared  to 
open  the  campaign.  "The  kid  can  score 
but  he's  equally  strong  at  hitting  the 
open  man,  especially  the  midfielder  cut- 
ting toward  the  cage.  He  can  help  a 
club  in  many  ways." 

The  Bruins  had  three  objectives  as 
the  season  got  under  way — an  Ivy  title, 
the  New  England  crown,  and  one  of  the 
eight  berths  in  the  NCAA  playoffs  for 
the  national  championship. 

The  name  is  Fritz  Pollard  (EI) 

For  the  first  time  since  the  winter 
of  1934,  a  Fritz  Pollard  is  representing 
Brown  on  the  athletic  field.  And  like  his 
dad  and  grandfather,  young  Fritz  (Fred- 
erick D.  Pollard,  III,  to  be  exact)  has  the 
potential  for  athletic  greatness. 

The  senior  Pollard  was  a  halfback 
on  Brown's  Rose  Bowl  team  of  1915  and 
a  year  later  became  the  first  black  se- 
lected by  Walter  Camp  to  his  AU-Ameri- 
can  first  team  backfield.  Fritz,  Jr.,  played 
freshman  football  in  1933,  tied  the  world 

record  for  the  45-yard  high  hurdles  with 
a  5.8  in  the  winter  of  1934,  and  finished 
third  in  the  high  hurdles  at  the  1936 
Olympics  in  Berlin.  His  last  three  col- 
lege years  were  at  North  Dakota  Uni- 

Young  Pollard,  who  entered  Brown 
last  fall,  played  football  at  Montgomery 
Blair  High  School  in  Silver  Spring,  Md., 
as  a  6-6,  240-pound  linebacker.  He  also 
earned  All-State  honors  on  the  basket- 
ball team.  But  track  was  really  his  thing. 
He  set  a  school  record  in  the  discus 
with  a  toss  of  163-11  and  was  named  to 
the  high  school  Ail-American  team. 

A  pre-med  student.  Pollard  passed 
up  football  and  basketball  this  year 
while  getting  adjusted  academically. 
Track  was  something  else.  He  just 
couldn't  stay  away.  Brown's  new  assist- 
ant coach,  Ed  McLaughlin,  is  among 
those  who  are  glad  that  the  big,  easy- 
going freshman  decided  to  throw  the 
discus  for  the  Bruins. 

"Fritz  has  worlds  of  talent,"  Mc- 
Laughlin says,  "and  he  hasn't  even  be- 
gun to  approach  his  true  potential.  Be- 
fore he  leaves  Brown,  Fritz  could  become 
the  finest  discus  thrower  the  school  has 
ever  had." 

The  unassuming  Pollard  is  reahstic 
about  his  potential.  He  knows  that  the 
raw  talent  is  there.  He  also  knows  that 
there  is  a  price  that  will  have  to  be  paid 
if  he  is  to  realize  that  potential. 

"My  immediate  objective  is  to  make 
a  contribution  to  the  Brown  track  team," 
Pollard  says.  "But,  frankly,  I  want  to 
do  more  than  that.  My  eyes  are  set  on 
the  1976  Olympics,  and  for  the  next 
three  years  I'll  be  working  with  Coach 
McLaughlin  just  as  long  and  as  hard 
as  is  necessary  to  reach  that  goal." 

Early  this  spring.  Pollard  and  many 
of  the  other  trackmen  were  singing  the 
praises  of  McLaughlin,  who  replaced 
Ed  Flannagan  this  winter  as  assistant 
to  Coach  Ivan  Fuqua.  McLaughlin's  area 
of  responsibility  will  be  the  field  events. 

A  native  of  Providence,  McLaughlin 
was  a  two-time  All-State  selection  in  the 
pole  vault  at  Classical  High  and  then 
starred  at  Holy  Cross.  He's  been  a  biol- 
ogy teacher  at  Hope  High  for  the  past 
nine  years,  during  which  time  he's 
guided  the  Providence  School  to  five 
indoor  and  outdoor  state  track  cham- 
pionships. He's  also  coached  cross  coun- 
try at  Johnson  &  Wales  Junior  College 
for  three  years  with  equal  success: 
three  Region  III  titles  and  a  sixth  in 


the  nationals  in  both  1970  and  1971. 

"McLaughhn  has  been  one  of  the 
finest  track  coaches  in  Rhode  Island 
for  nearly  a  decade,"  Coach  Fuqua  says. 
"We're  particularly  fortunate  to  have 
him  come  with  Brown  at  this  time  when 
we  have  such  a  strong  group  of  men 
in  the  field  events." 

In  addition  to  Pollard,  the  weight 
men  with  great  potential  include  a  pair 
of  freshmen  who  were  starters  on  last 
fall's  undefeated  football  team.  Phil 
Bartlett  was  a  high  school  All-American 
in  the  hammer  at  Providence's  Classical 
High  and  earned  All-Ivy  honors  this 
winter  for  his  work  in  the  Heptagonals 
with  the  35-pound  hammer.  Kevin  Mundt 
was  a  Missouri  state  champion  in  the 
shot  put. 

Almon  debuts  in  baseball 

The  addition  of  one  player  has 
given  the  Brown  baseball  team  a  new 
and  exciting  look.  Billy  Almon,  the  boy 
who  passed  up  a  $50,000  bonus  from 
the  San  Diego  Padres  to  enroll  at  Brown, 
has  helped  change  the  Bruins  from  a 
good  team  (16-13  in  1972)  into  an  East- 
ern Intercollegiate  Baseball  League  con- 
tender. Coach  "Woody"  Woodworth 
sums  up  the  situation. 

"Having  Almon  on  the  team  gives 
us  so  much  more  flexibility.  He's  tight- 
ened up  our  infield,  added  speed  to  the 
club,  and  introduced  a  very  talented  bat 
into  the  lineup.  Billy  has  the  best  range 
and  arm  of  any  collegiate  shortstop  I've 
ever  seen.  He  is  one  of  those  rare  ones 
who  can  make  the  great  play  consist- 

A  star  athlete  from  Warwick,  R.I., 
Almon  led  the  state  in  scoring  as  a  sen- 
ior basketball  player  and  then  attracted 
the  attention  of  every  major  league  scout 
when  he  put  on  his  baseball  uniform. 
He  reportedly  was  the  number  one  draft 
choice  of  two  clubs.  Even  after  Almon 
announced  his  intention  to  attend  Brown, 
the  San  Diego  Padres  drafted  him  sev- 

The  Padres  automatically  lost  all 
rights  to  Almon  when  he  entered  Brown. 
Now  the  Bruin  shortstop  won't  be  eli- 
gible to  be  drafted  until  his  class  gradu- 
ates or  until  his  21st  birthday — or  un- 
less he  drops  out  of  college. 

"Right  now,  getting  my  degree 
means  everything  to  me,"  Almon  says. 
"There  will  be  plenty  of  time  later  for 
professional  baseball,  providing  I  can 

make  the  grade.  I'm  happy  at  Brown  and 
have  no  regrets  at  my  decision." 

Coach  Woodworth  has  another  po- 
tential major  leaguer  on  his  roster,  Capt. 
Bob  Lukas.  The  fireballing  righthander 
posted  a  1.54  earned  run  average  last 
spring  in  70  innings  and  made  All-Ivy. 
He  also  played  for  the  fine  Falmouth 
team  in  the  Cape  Cod  League.  If  Lukas 
has  another  good  spring,  Coach  Wood- 
worth  predicts  that  his  club  will  have  as 
good  a  shot  as  any  to  end  up  with  the 
EIBL  crown. 

James  Miller — the  bright 
side  of  the  wrestling  story 

A  third  generation  Brown  man,  one 
who  seriously  considered  giving  up  a 
promising  wrestling  career  a  few  years 
ago,  turned  out  to  be  one  of  the  feature 
stories  of  the  winter  sports  season. 
There  were  other  highlights,  including 
the  fast  finish  of  the  basketball  team 
and  the  selection  of  a  Brown  junior  to 
the  All-American  hockey  team. 

James  C.  Miller,  who  admits  to  a 
six-year  love  affair  with  wrestling, 
capped  a  15-2-1  senior  season  by  becom- 
ing the  first  Brown  man  in  seven  years 
to  win  a  New  England  championship. 
Then,  after  a  disappointing  showing  in 
the  Nationals,  Miller  headed  home  to 
Canada  and  captured  the  Canadian  Na- 
tional Championship  at  163  pounds. 

Miller  is  the  son  of  Arthur  E.  Mil- 
ler, Jr.  '50  of  North  Vancouver,  B.C., 
and  the  grandson  of  Arthur  Miller  '22, 
president  of  Miller  &  Peck,  Inc.,  Narra- 
gansett,  R.I.  Miller  started  wrestling 
when  he  was  in  the  11th  grade  at  Del- 
brook  High  in  Vancouver,  going  un- 
defeated as  a  148-pound  junior  and 
157-pound  senior. 

After  his  junior  year.  Miller  came 
in  second  in  the  Canadian  Junior  cham- 
pionships. And  in  1968  he  tried  out 
for  the  Canadian  Olympic  team,  mainly, 
he  says,  to  acquire  some  experience.  The 
Olympic  trials  were  held  in  Toronto 
that  year,  a  fact  that  contributed  to  Mil- 
ler's decision  to  come  to  Brown. 

"My  grandfather  invited  me  to 
spend  some  time  with  him  in  Narra- 
gansett  while  I  was  in  the  East,"  Miller 
says.  "Among  the  people  I  talked  to  were 
representatives  of  the  admission  office. 
I  guess  I  was  being  interviewed,  al- 
though I  didn't  realize  it  at  the  time. 
It  was  all  so  low-key.  I  enjoyed  the 
campus,  the  people,  and  the  atmosphere. 

and  for  the  first  time  seriously  cons 
ered  coming  to  Brown." 

As  a  senior.  Miller  won  the  Ca 
nadian  Junior  Championship  and  w 
sent  to  Michigan  State  for  a  month 
train  for  the  World  Junior  Champio 
ships  in  Boulder,  Colo.  He  placed  ku 
behind  the  Soviet  Union,  Japan,  anc  e| 
United  States.  Then  it  was  off  to  an 
other  camp  in  Vancouver  for  some  i 
training  before  departing  for  Japan 
six-week  trip  with  the  British  Colut 

Because  of  this  background,  gn 
things  were  expected  of  Miller  whe« 
arrived  at  Brown  in  the  fall  of  19691 
And  he  did  fairly  well,  going  8-2  as. 
freshman  and  8-2-1  as  a  sophomore 
But  these  were  frustrating  years  fort 
young  Canadian.  He  soon  found  ou> 
wrestling  wasn't  the  "big  thing"  foi' 
many  of  his  teammates  that  it  was  li 

"I'm  afraid  I  made  myself  rathi 
obnoxious  during  those  years,"  says 
soft-spoken  but  intense  Miller.  "I 
couldn't  understand  why  some  kidsi 
good  wrestlers,  quit  the  team.  It  act 
broke  my  heart.  I'd  go  around  fromi 
to  room  badgering  this  guy  and  that 
to  stay  out.  It  was  a  losing  fight." 

Brown's  freshman  wrestling  tei 
in  1969-70  included  six  state  champi 
This  year  only  two  of  them  (Jeff  Mi; 
is  the  other)  were  still  on  the  team. 
James  Miller  speaks  to  this  point. 

"Wrestling  is  a  very  demandinji 
sport  physically.  It's  a  lonely  sport. : 
if  the  kids  on  the  team  feel  that  thei 
is  no  real  interest  in  what  they  are  d 
ing  then,  frankly,  it's  tough  for  then 
rationalize  staying  out  for  the  team.r 

"It  was  easier  for  me  to  stay  ov: 
because  wrestling  has  been  more  thi 
just  a  college  sport  to  me.  Among  oi 
things,  it  has  led  to  two  trips  to  Jap; 
But  I'll  have  to  admit  that  there  weii 
moments  when  I  felt  like  chucking  i; 

"The  Penn  match  was  one  we  1 
to  win  when  I  was  a  sophomore.  An 
everyone  was  counting  on  me  to  pic 
some  key  points  at  158.  I  let  them  d 
I  lost,  and  after  the  match  some  of  t 
fellows  on  the  team  wouldn't  even 
speak  to  me.  This  really  shook  me  u 
I  walked  the  campus  until  after  mid- 
night, all  by  myself.  I  thought  of  qu, 
ting.  But  I  couldn't  do  it." 

Miller  is  excited  about  the  job  1| 
Brumbaugh  did  this  year  in  bringing] 
team  together.  He  also  feels  that  if 
Brown  wrestling  is  to  make  a  cometi 


s  ijsential  for  Brumbaugh  to  become 
ulhme  coach.  He's  now  a  teacher 
Ccentry  High  School  and  is  consid- 
d  art-time  by  Brown. 

Coach  Brumbaugh  really  knows 
;  sfjrt,"  Miller  says.  "And  in  his 
0  ^ars  here  he's  done  many  of  the 
leKings  that  can  build  a  program, 
t  ••'u  need  a  full-time  coach  to  stay 
tc'  of  the  recruiting  and  to  see  that 
•  o-id  kids  we  do  manage  to  recruit 

t  for  the  team.  In  my  opinion,  in 
le-  or  wrestling  to  survive  at  Brown, 
s  -;p  is  absolutely  necessary." 

liller  spent  his  junior  year  at  Si- 
inVaser  University  in  British  Colum- 
,  ;ainly  to  train  for  the  Canadian 
yr;5ic  trials.  He  wrestled  "freestyle" 
i  'me  away  with  a  25-0-1  record.  His 
t  iason  at  Brown  was  his  best.  He 
t  £l5-2-l  record  on  the  books,  won 
'.  (last  Guard  Tournament  at  167, 
i  ade  All-Ivy,  setting  the  stage  for 
f^t-season  heroics. 

liller,  who  spends  an  estimated 
-3  hours  a  week  wrestling  and  with 
!  \'ights,  was  sensational  in  the  Ca- 
di i  championships  in  March,  taking 
irtraight  pins  and  two  decisions  to 
Ti  spot  in  the  finals  against  Alferd 
ui  the  man  who  had  held  the  title 
•fe  last  nine  years  in  both  Graeco 
d  ;eestyle.  Miller  decisioned  Wurr, 
t,  lining  revenge  for  his  loss  to 
uiin  the  Olympic  trials  last  summer. 

-Ithough  he  is  an  anthropology 
ijc.  Miller  is  also  a  pre-med  student 
d  bpes  to  attend  medical  school  next 

iSMi//er:  "Wrestling  is  a  lonely  sport.' 

fall.  He  has  a  special  interest  in  psychi- 
atry, partly  because  his  mother  is  head 
of  a  psychiatric  ward  in  a  Canadian 

"These  two  fields  really  blend  to- 
gether well,"  Miller  says,  "because  there 
is  a  close  tie  between  mental  health  and 
recreation.  Health  to  me  implies  both 
mental  and  physical  health — the  old 
Greek  adage  of  having  a  sane  mind  in  a 
sound  body.  People  have  more  and  more 
free  time  today,  but  it's  important  for 
their  own  well-being  that  they  know 
how  to  use  this  free  time." 

Miller  hopes  to  continue  wrestling 
while  at  graduate  school  because  he  has 
a  definite  objective — to  make  the  1976 
Olympic  team. 

"Wrestling  is  a  sport  where  experi- 
ence counts.  Most  good  ones  don't  reach 
their  prime  until  their  early  30's.  My 
best  years  on  the  mat  are  still  ahead 
of  me." 

An  All  American  in  hockey 

Another  Canadian,  Keith  Smith, 
also  made  his  mark  this  winter  for  the 
Bruins.  The  6-1,  185-pounder  from  Bur- 
lington, Ont.,  established  himself  as 
one  of  the  premiere  hockey  defensemen 
in  the  East  and  was  selected  to  the  All- 
American  team  despite  the  fact  that  the 
Bruins  were  a  disappointing  11-12  on 
the  year  and  failed  to  qualify  for  the 
ECAC  playoffs. 

Smith  will  turn  20  in  May  and  he 
expects  to  be  selected  in  the  National 
Hockey  League's  amateur  draft  the  fol- 
lowing month.  But  right  now  he  is  plan- 
ning to  be  back  on  College  Hill  in  the 

"I  have  an  open  mind  about  pro 
hockey,"  he  says.  "I  want  to  get  my  de- 
gree first  but  I'll  listen  to  the  offers.  I 
think  we  have  enough  talent  to  turn 
things  around  next  winter — and  I  want 
to  be  a  part  of  the  renaissance." 

10-4  in  the  Ivy  League — a  record. 

By  winning  eight  of  its  last  ten 
games,  the  basketball  team  ended  14-12, 
the  best  record  since  1944-45  when 
Coach  Rip  Engle's  team  won  the  New 
England  title  with  a  14-5  mark.  Down 
the  stretch.  Coach  Gerry  Alaimo  started 
five  sophomores,  a  fact  that  points  to 
better  things  for  1973-74. 

Playing  at  the  Civic  Center  before  a 
packed  house  of  11,434  in  the  final 
game  of  the  season,  the  youthful  Bears 

shocked  fourth-ranked  Providence  by 
racing  off  to  a  19-2  lead.  The  bulge  was 
43-37  at  halftime  before  the  talented 
Friars  finally  overtook  the  Bruins,  93-80. 

Phil  Brown,  called  by  Alaimo  "the 
finest  6-5  center  in  America,"  led  the 
team  in  five  categories,  including  scor- 
ing with  392  points  for  a  15.1  average. 
He  was  named  to  the  second  All-Ivy 

The  Bruins'  Ivy  League  record  was 
10-4,  the  best  ever.  The  Bears  defeated 
every  Ivy  League  opponent  at  least  once 
en  route  to  third  place  in  the  standings, 
the  highest  Brown  has  ever  finished  in 
the  league. 

Spring  Scoreboard 

(through  April  9) 


Varsity  (5-4-1) 

Morehead  St.  4,  Brown  3 
Brown  6,  Providence  3 
Brown  3,  Murray  St.  2 
Brown  7 ,  Murray  St.  7 
Murray  St.  3,  Brown  0 
Murray  St.  8,  Brown  2 
Brown  5,  Memphis  St.  3 
Memphis  St.  3,  Brown  0 
Brown  4,  Purdue  1 
Brozon  10,  Murray  St.  7 


Varsity  (2-0) 

Brown  20,  Springfield  3 
Brown  11,  C.  W.  Post  3 


Varsity  (0-1) 
North  Carolina  St.  85Vz,  Brown  67V2 


The  Classes 

i^/l.     '^n^ter  A.  Briggs,  an  Attleboro  at- 
^_^|5     torney,  has  thought  about  retiring 
a  number  of  times  over  the  past  few  years. 
But  he  never  got  around  to  it.  Now,  the 
former  judge,  school  committee  member, 
city  counselor,  and  old-time  Republican  has 
closed  his  office  and  thrown  away  the  key. 
"You've  heard  of  Tennyson's  poem  about 
the  brook,"  he  said  recently.  "It  can't  go 
on  forever.  Well,  neither  can  I."  Judge 
Briggs  has  been  practicing  law  in  Attle- 
boro for  60  years.  He  credits  his  long  and 
active  life  to  selecting  the  right  kind  of 
food  and  to  giving  up  smoking  some  years 
ago.  One  of  his  favorite  memories  is  work- 
ing for  Teddy  Roosevelt  and  the  Bull 
Moose  Party  in  1912,  just  three  years  after 
he  graduated  from  Harvard  Law  School. 
A  reporter  recently  asked  Judge  Briggs  to 
name  his  hobbies.  "When  you  are  90,  son," 
he  replied  slowly,  "you  can't  have  a 

Gustavus  A.  Russ  has  turned  94  years 
old  and  has  moved  to  Nevis,  Minn.,  to 
live  with  his  niece. 


Keith  Mercer  is  retired  and  living 
in  Quebec,  Canada. 

**  ^      Alan  Slade  reports  that  he  has 
jLJmt     finally  found  a  use  for  the  60th 
anniversary  souvenir  cane.  He's  now  using 
is  as  a  booster  when  he  climbs  hills  Jiearby 
his  Wilton,  Conn.,  home. 

•#  /J     The  60th  reunion  of  1913  alumni 
JL^7     will  start  with  a  social  hour  at  the 
home  of  George  Metcalf  on  Friday  after- 
noon, after  which  the  group  will  attend  the 
Alumni  Dinner.  The  highlight  on  Saturday 
will  be  the  class  luncheon  at  Agawam  Hunt 
Country  Club.  Then  on  Sunday  there  will 
be  a  luncheon  at  the  Barrington  home  of 
Mrs.  Harold  Grout,  the  widow  of  our  for- 
mer class  president. 

A  special  luncheon  is  being  planned 
for  1913  alumnae  on  Thursday,  May  31, 
at  12:30  at  Alumnae  House,  at  which  time 
classmates  will  be  the  guests  of  the  Alum- 
nae Association.  The  Alumnae/Alumni  din- 
ner on  Friday  evening  at  Sharpe  Refectory 
and  the  President's  Reception  on  Sunday 
afternoon  will  be  the  highlights  of  the 
weekend.  We  hope  that  as  many  of  you  as 
possible  will  be  able  to  join  us. 

"1  C     There  will  be  no  organized  sched- 
XO     "'e  this  year  for  our  58th  reunion. 
However,  C.  Cordon  MacLeod  will  be  host 
to  the  class  for  a  get-together  at  the  Hope 
Club  between  5  and  7  p.m.,  prior  to  the 
Friday  night  Alumni/ae  Dinner. 

»*  p^     Recalling  some  of  the  discussions 
JLy       during  our  55th  reunion  last  June, 
Ray  Walsh  mentioned  the  fact  that  six 
members  of  the  class — namely  Ken  Sprague, 
Irving  Fraser,  Wally  Wade,  Stan  Ward,  Ray. 

Ward,  and  Jiimmy  Murphy — were  members 
of  the  1915  Brown  team,  captained  by  Buzz 
Andrews  '16,  which  played  in  the  first  Rose 
Bowl  game. 

Another  recollection  was  that  eight 
members  of  1917  served  in  Battery  A  in 
the  Rhode  Island  Artillery  on  the  Mexican 
Border  in  1916.  They  were  Fred  Bontecou, 
Zale  Dillon,  Sol  Kelley,  John  Maginn, 
Jack  Rhoads,  Bob  Staples,  Stan  Ward,  and 
Ray  Walsh. 

Hugh  MacNair  and  his  wife,  Louise, 
have  enjoyed  the  winter  in  Tucson,  Ariz., 
far  from  the  deep  snow  of  their  home 
town  of  Dorset,  Vt. 

•*  rt      With  the  wives  included  at  all 
J.^J     events,  the  reunion  committee  of 
Dwight  CoUey,  Walter  Adler,  Zene  Bliss, 
John  Chafee,  and  J.  Iri'ing  McDowell  ex- 
pects a  good  group  back  for  the  55th  Re- 
union. The  four-day  program  isn't  as  ex- 
tensive as  it  was  several  reunions  back, 
but  it's  a  good  one.  Friday  evening  the 
gang  will  gather  for  dinner  at  Agawam 
Hunt  Country  Club  in  Rumford,  with  some 
of  them  then  heading  for  the  Campus  Dance. 
On  Saturday,  it  will  be  the  University 
Forums  in  the  morning  and  the  Pops  Con- 
cert in  the  evening.  Sunday  is  free  during 
the  day  for  tours  of  the  rapidly  changing 
campus,  followed  by  dinner  at  the  home 
of  Mrs.  Henry  S.  Chafee  in  Barrington. 

Reunion  plans  for  our  alumnae  class 
are  complete.  Special  events  include  a 
luncheon  on  Thursday,  May  31,  at  12:30 
at  Alumnae  House;  a  class  luncheon  at 
Carr's  on  Saturday,  June  2,  at  12:30; 
and  a  luncheon  on  Sunday,  June  3,  at  the 
home  of  Sally  Beardsley.  The  University 
is  planning  a  number  of  events  of  interest 
to  all  alumnae  and  an  enjoyable  time  is  in 
the  offing.  We  hope  you  will  be  able  to  be 
with  us. 

Walter  Adler  and  /.  Irving  McDowell 
have  been  presented  the  Capt.  George 
Bucklin  Award,  the  highest  honor  that  can 
be  bestowed  on  adult  volunteers  by  the 
Narragansett  Council  of  Boy  Scouts. 

Jimmy  Jemail,  the  just-retired  Inquir- 
ing Fotographer,  is  writing  his  memoirs 
and  he's  calling  the  book  From  the  Cedars 
of  Lebanon  to  the  Sidewalks  of  New  York. 
Inquiring  Fotographer  for  The  Daily  News 
for  50  years,  Jimmy  was  recently  honored 
as  a  "fall  guy"  at  a  luncheon  of  the  Circus 
Saints  and  Sinners  in  New  York  City. 

^'t      The  sympathy  of  the  alumnae  is 
^■iX     extended  to  Olive  Briggs  Harring- 
ton on  the  recent  death  of  her  husband, 

Josephine  Hope  has  been  on  an  ex- 
tended cruise  which  took  her  to  Australia 
in  November. 

Pauline  Barrows  Hughes  and  her  hus- 

band have  sold  their  home  in  Provider^ 
and  are  making  their  Buttonwoods  (R.l 
home  their  permanent  residence.  They 
sailed  in  January  on  the  Cristoforo  Co 
lombo  for  a  short  Mediterranean  cruisi 
with  additional  plans  to  spend  two  mc 
in  southern  Spain. 

^  ^  Kathleen  Boyd  attended  the  d 
Jki^mi  cation  ceremonies  for  the  Dr.  i 
Ethel  Percy  Andrews  Gerentology  Ceri' 
at  the  University  of  Southern  Californi 
Dr.  Andrews  was  the  founder  of  the 
National  Retired  Teachers  Association' 
of  the  American  Association  of  Retiree 
Persons.  Kathleen  is  state  director  of  tl 
NRTA  for  Rhode  Island.  Before  returm 
home  she  visited  friends  in  Hawaii  ana 

^  ^  "We're  shooting  for  100  back 
^U  ^7  the  50th,"  says  Reunion  Chair 
Don  Thorndike.  And  in  early  April  it  se 
as  though  the  goal  might  be  reached.  V 
headquarters  at  Poland  House  in  the  V 
Quadrangle,  the  weekend  will  start  wit 
registration  early  Friday  afternoon,  Jun 
1.  Later,  there  will  be  a  cocktail  party  i 
the  home  of  Sybil  Lownes  Shields  at  5^ 
Wingate  Road,  Providence,  sponsored  b 
Einar  Soderback.  The  Alumni  Dinner  a 
Campus  Dance  round  out  the  day. 

The  Johnnie  Lownes  Memorial  Loi 
in  the  Boat  House  will  be  the  scene  of 
luncheon  and  class  meeting  Saturday  n 
Then  most  of  the  group  will  attend  the 
Alumni  Field  Day,  where  a  class  tent  v 
be  available.  A  social  hour  and  dinner 
be  held  at  the  Art  Club  Saturday  evenii 
before  we  adjourn  to  the  College  Greet 
for  the  Pops  Concert.  Sunday  morning 
group  will  leave  by  bus  for  Larry  and  1 
Lanpher's  home  in  Little  Compton,  whi 
a  swim  in  the  Lanpher  pool  will  be  in  (i 
der.  This  will  be  followed  by  lunch  at  S 
Stone  House  in  Little  Compton  before  i 
head  back  to  the  campus. 

One  of  the  great  traditions  of  the  i 
will  be  continued  Monday  morning  wK 
classmates  and  their  wives  are  invited  : 
breakfast  at  the  University  Club  precei 
the  Commencement  Procession.  The  he 
once  again  will  be  Bill  McCormick  andi 

The  final  details  of  the  alumnae  5( 
reunion  are  now  complete.  We  will  att( 
a  class  luncheon  on  Saturday,  June  2,  a 
Alumnae  House  and  of  course  our  5011" 
year  class  dinner,  the  traditional  Dean'' 
Supper,  which  will  be  held  in  the  Cryst 
Room  on  Saturday  evening  at  6:30.  Ml 
other  events  are  planned  for  us  and  we 
looking  forward  to  a  most  enjoyable  w 

Art  Fox  has  been  inducted  into  the 
Massachusetts  Baseball  Coaches  Assoc 
lion's  Hall  of  Fame.  This  was  the  secOE 




illlf  Fame  induction  for  the  former 
lab  High,  Pittsfield  High,  and  Williams 
iliie  coach,  who  is  already  in  the  state- 
dt^ootball  shrine.  Art,  who  had  40  years 
ccching  in  private  and  public  schools 
vs  1  as  college,  is  now  living  in  Wil- 
mown,  Mass.,  and  is  employed  at 
ef  Mountain  Race  Track. 

ilgore  Mncfarlane,  Jr.,  won  the  Presi- 
nt  Cup  at  the  Paradise  Valley  Country 
ut.Ti  Arizona  last  fall,  the  second  time 
h   taken  this  coveted  cup  home  with 


k  ■     The  company  Christmas  party  of 
j('     Kenyon  Pierce  Dyeworks,  Inc.,  of 
lOi  Island  turned  out  to  be  a  retirement 
rpse  party  for  Frank  Anzivino,  who  had 
•V   the  company  as  comptroller  for 
m  years. 

omenico  A.  lonnta,  an  engineer  for 
>  .ovidence  Gas  Company  for  38  years 
d  member  of  the  Providence  Building 
ai  of  Review,  has  been  named  "Engi- 
erf  the  Year"  by  the  Rhode  Island  So- 
•t\)f  Professional  Engineers.  Since  his 
:irnent  as  superintendent  of  manufac- 
rii  at  the  gas  company  in  1964,  he  has 
)r.  d  for  the  state  Public  Works  Depart- 
mas  an  engineering  consultant.  Our 
isiiate  was  a  founder  of  the  state  pro- 
iS  nal  engineers'  society  and  is  a  past 
esent  of  that  group  as  well  as  a  past 
li'tal  director  of  the  engineering  group. 
t;  gas  company,  he  adapted  new  gas 
ocction  techniques  after  the  use  of  coal 
s  as  phased  out  for  natural  gas  prod- 

oily  Kench  manages  to  defy  time, 
■''.till  doing  his  ballroom  competitive 
nog — and  still  winning  first-place 
izj.  He  also  keeps  busy  with  his  church 

.<Jin  Nagle  retired  a  year  ago  from 
irim  Manufacturing  Company  of  Rhode 
.aJ.  Just  prior  to  retirement,  he  and  his 
ft. pent  considerable  time  in  Scotland, 
.tl;olf  as  their  "thing."  Win  plans  sev- 
alrips  around  the  "good  old  USA,"  but 
:  icareful  that  his  plans  don't  interfere 
.this  local  activities — singing  with  the 
Mj'rsity  Glee  Club,  gardening,  and,  of 
K?,  golf.  He  lives  in  Harrington,  R.I. 

eighton  Rollins  reports  from  Santa 
IT  ra,  Calif.,  that  he  has  been  active  in 
n  raising  for  The  Experiment  in  Inter- 
itial  Living. 

JT     A  month  or  so  ago,  24  first-class 
tt        letters  from  a  mailing  to  the  men 
t'  class  were  returned  to  your  secre- 
Pvith  the  notation,  "Moved,  not  for- 
ajable."  Would  all  of  you  who  have  not 
t  e  University  know  of  your  current  ad- 
■e  please  drop  a  post  card  to  Alumni 
0  e.  Box  1859,  Brown  University,  Provi- 
'r\  R.I.  02912?  Thanks  for  helping  us. 

Prof.  Walter  A.  Jaworek  has  retired 
from  Potomac  State  College  of  West  Vir- 
ginia University  in  Keyser,  W.Va.,  where 
he  had  served  as  head  of  the  engineering 
department  for  30  years.  After  two  years 
at  Brown,  he  transferred  to  West  Virginia 
University,  where  he  earned  his  degrees. 
Professor  Jaworek  and  his  wife  reside  at 
335-D  Street,  Keyser. 

Carton  S.  Stallard  spends  about  eight 
months  of  each  year  at  Lost  Tree  Village 
in  North  Palm  Beach,  Fla.,  and  the  balance 
of  the  year  in  Springfield,  N.J.  "Even  though 
I  am  retired,"  he  says,  "I  remain  quite  busy 
and  fly  north  about  once  a  month  to  at- 
tend meetings  of  several  companies  in 
which  I  have  an  interest." 

^  rt     Plans  are  progressing  for  the 
^at^f     alumnae  45th  reunion.  Included 
on  the  reunion  committee  are  Doris  Hop- 
kins Stapelton,  Ruth  Paine  Carlson,  Estelle 
Pollock  Kritz,  and  Emily  Grainger  Whitney. 
A  luncheon  will  be  held  in  the  Verney 
Room  at  Pembroke  at  12:30  on  Saturday, 
to  be  followed  by  a  class  meeting.  Plans 
are  also  being  made  to  attend  the  Alum- 
nae/Alumni Dinner  and  the  Pops  Concert. 

The  men's  45th  Reunion  will  be  based 
largely  around  the  traditional  Commence- 
ment events — the  Alumni  Dinner  and  Cam- 
pus Oance  Friday,  the  University  Forums, 
Alumni  Field  Day,  and  Pops  Concert  on 
Saturday,  and  the  President's  Reception  on 
Sunday.  Registration  will  start  at  our  Bux- 
ton House  headquarters  at  3:30  Friday 
afternoon,  June  1,  followed  by  a  social 
hour  there  from  4:30  to  6:30.  On  Saturday 
morning  there  will  be  an  11  a.m.  "eye- 
opener"  at  Buxton  House  and  then  a  Dutch 
treat  social  hour  at  the  University  Club  at 
5:30,  with  the  class  dinner  following. 

The  committee  handling  the  details  in- 
cludes Ralph  Mills,  Woody  Calder,  ]ack 
Heffernan,  Clint  Owen,  and  Earl  Bradley, 
with  able  assistance  from  Al  Cleaves,  Al 
Lister,  and  E.  William  Parkhurst. 

T.  Charles  Abbey  is  director  of  coun- 
seling at  Newark  Academy  in  Livingston, 

Ed  Grout  retired  in  January  from  his 
position  as  employment  manager  of  Bird  & 
Son,  Inc.,  in  East  Walpole,  Mass.  He  joined 
the  firm  in  1928  in  the  personnel  depart- 
ment and  became  editor  of  the  employee 
publication,  The  Bird  Review,  in  1935, 
holding  that  post  until  1972.  He  was  made 
employment  manager  in  1947  and  also  held 
that  position  until  his  retirement.  In  the 
1950's,  Ed  served  a  term  as  president  of 
the  Massachusetts  Industrial  Editors  Asso- 
ciation and  also  served  one  year  as  a  re- 
gional director  of  the  International  Council 
of  Industrial  Editors.  Through  the  years,  Ed 
has  retained  his  interest  in  music.  He  sang 

for  more  than  20  years  with  the  Handel  & 
Haydn  Society  of  Boston  and  was  its  treas- 
urer for  five  years.  He  was  also  baritone 
soloist  in  the  quartet  of  the  First  Con- 
gregational Church  of  Fall  River  for  23 
years.  In  retirement  he  plans  to  work  with 
a  local  conservation  group. 

Hazel  M.  Pease  has  retired  from  teach- 
ing mathematics  after  44  years,  the  last 
15  years  as  head  of  the  mathematics  de- 
partment at  The  Agnes  Irwin  School  in 
Rosemont,  Pa. 

7.  Saunders  Redding  was  the  Phi  Beta 
Kappa  speaker  recently  at  Colby  College. 
The  author,  educator,  and  social  historian 
is  currently  the  Ernest  I.  White  Professor 
of  American  Studies  and  Humane  Letters 
at  Cornell. 

^  Q     Allen  L.  Atwood  has  been  elected 
JmtZ^    to  3  three-year  term  as  a  Milton 
(Wis.)  College  trustee.  Semi-retired,  Allen 
deals  in  real  estate  and  investments  in 
Milton.  He  formerly  was  president  of  the 
Brusan  Products  Company,  Central  Vend- 
ing Company,  and  Atwood  Creamery 
Company,  all  in  Milton. 

Winston  S.  Dodge  retired  in  1971  after 
11  years  as  athletic  director  at  Pawtucket 
West  High  School  in  Rhode  Island.  While 
at  Brown,  Win  played  football  in  1926 
(with  the  Iron  Men  group)  and  1928  and 
was  on  the  University's  first  lacrosse  team 
in  1927.  From  1932  through  1950  he  coached 
football,  basketball,  and  baseball  at  New 
Bedford  (Mass.)  High.  His  records  were 
consistently  good:  football — 100-51-12; 
basketball— 248-99.  In  1940  and  1946  he 
won  the  Eastern  Massachusetts  Basketball 
Title  and  in  1971  he  was  named  to  the 
Massachusetts  State  Basketball  Hall  of 
Fame.  Win  joined  the  Pawtucket  High 
teaching  staff  in  the  fall  of  1950  and  coached 
football  there  through  1964.  He  and  his 
wife  Arville  reside  in  Fairhaven,  Mass. 

^f\    Hazel  Antine  Brody,  Doris  Dem- 
»j\J    ing,  Helen  Fickweiler  Oustinoff, 
Helena  Hogan  Shea,  and  Thelma  Tyndall 
were  class  representatives  at  the  Alumni/ 
Alumnae  Council  meetings  at  Brown  in 

Isabella  Jack  Nelson  and  her  husband, 
both  retired,  traveled  to  Rome  with  the 
Brown  Club  of  Rhode  Island  and  enjoyed 
the  trip  so  much  that  they  plan  to  go  with 
the  group  to  Athens  in  May.  Isabella  has 
been  elected  a  trustee  of  the  Westwood 
(Mass.)  Library. 

Verna  Follett  Spaeth  was  the  recipient 
of  the  1973  Community  Service  Award  for 
Middletown,  Conn.,  an  award  that  is  given 
for  "distinguished  service"  to  the  commu- 
nity of  35,000.  For  more  than  40  years, 
Verna  has  held  offices  on  the  board  of  di- 
rectors of  The  Family  Service  Associa- 
tion, the  District  Nurses  Association,  the 
Girl  Scouts,  the  American  Red  Cross,  and 


a  variety  of  other  community  organiza- 
tions. Recently  she  and  her  husband,  John 
W.  Spaeth,  Jr.,  a  former  member  of  the 
Brown  faculty,  enjoyed  a  month's  trip  to 
California  and  Mexico. 

'J»*  Alice  M.  Brophy  continues  as  di- 
^X  rector  of  the  Office  for  the  Aging 
in  New  York  City.  She  has  her  own  radio 
program.  The  Sixth  Age,  and  appears  fre- 
quently on  television  and  before  Congres- 
sional committees. 

Milton  G.  Davis  has  retired  from  At- 
lantic Richfield  Company  in  Philadelphia. 

Dr.  William  C.  Hardy  reports  that  he 
is  retiring  this  year  as  a  member  of  the 
National  Advisory  Neurological  Diseases 
and  Stroke  Council.  The  Baltimore  physi- 
cian has  served  as  a  consultant  with  the 
National  Institutes  of  Health  since  its  be- 
ginning in  1952.  A  past  president  of  the 
American  Speech  and  Hearing  Association, 
he  is  professor  and  director  of  the  Divi- 
sion of  Communicative  Sciences  at  the 
Johns  Hopkins  Medical  Institutions. 

Dr.  Morris  £.  Malakoff  has  resided  in 
Laredo,  Texas,  since  1938.  He  has  prac- 
ticed there  since  that  time,  except  for  four 
years  when  he  was  in  the  service  during 
World  War  II  as  a  lieutenant  colonel.  Dr. 
Malakoff  is  the  medical  director  of  both 
Planned  Parenthood  and  Family  Planning, 
director  of  the  Laredo  methadone  research 
program,  a  member  of  the  executive  com- 
mittee of  Mercy  Hospital  of  Laredo,  and  a 
member  of  the  maternal  health  committee 
of  the  Texas  Medical  Association.. 

Herbert  I.  Silverson  left  New  York  for 
Los  Angeles  six  years  ago  to  start  the  West 
Coast  operation  of  Helmsley-Spear,  Inc., 
one  of  the  nation's  largest  real  estate  com- 

^  ^     Oscflr  £.  Berg,  a  retired  civil  en- 
J  Jki     gineer,  is  living  in  Phoenix,  Ariz. 

Dead  Eye  Dick's,  one  of  the  most  pop- 
ular restaurants  on  Block  Island  (R.I.),  has 
been  purchased  by  Samuel  D.  Mott.  He  is 
also  the  owner  of  the  Spring  House  and 
Narragansett  Inn  hotels,  located  in  New 
Harbor  on  Block  Island. 

^  ^     As  the  song  says,  the  men's  class 
^^     has  "High  Hopes,"  high  hopes  of 
making  the  40th  Reunion  a  memorable 
affair.  A  five-member  committee,  with  as- 
sistance from  other  classmates,  has  worked 
hard  on  the  arrangements  with  the  ob- 
jective of  making  the  return  to  Brown  a 
pleasant  one  for  all  concerned. 

Everett  House  in  the  West  Quadrangle 
will  be  headquarters  for  the  four-day  get- 
together.  A  social  hour  there  Friday  after- 
noon, June  1,  will  set  the  stage  for  the 
Alumni  Dinner,  a  traditional  event  for 
members  of  '33.  The  Campus  Dance  is  op- 
tional this  year.  The  schedule  Saturday 
calls  for  attendance  at  the  University  Fo- 
rums, lunch,  the  Alumni  Field  Day,  a  class 
dinner  at  the  Refectory,  and  then  the  Pops 

In  some  reunions,  Sunday  is  set  aside 
as  a  day  of  rest,  or  a  day  when  some  mem- 
bers head  home.  Not  so  for  the  men  of  '33. 
We  have  a  full  day  planned,  starting  with 

an  outing  and  steak  fry  at  the  home  of 
Bill  Gilbane  in  Saunderstown  and  conclud- 
ing with  a  boat  trip  on  the  Bay. 

Handling  arrangements  for  the  reunion 
are  Frank  Hurd,  Tom  Gilbane,  Bill  Brad- 
shaw,  Ted  Quillan,  and  Earl  Straight. 

Alumnae  headquarters  will  be  in  Gard- 
ner House  where  Mabelle  Chappell  will  be 
our  hostess.  Reunion  committee  members 
are  Gladys  Burt  )ordan,  Ruth  Wade  Cer- 
janec,  Lillian  Kelman  Potter,  Katherine  M. 
Hazard,  Ruth  E.  Sittler,  Elizabeth  Tilling- 
hast  Angell,  Ethel  Lalonde  Savoie,  Eliza- 
beth Partridge  Green,  Mary  Anne  Mc- 
Quade,  Rachel  Baldwin  Scattergood,  and 
Mabelle  Chappell.  Plans  are  being  arranged 
to  serve  cocktails  at  Gardner  House  prior 
to  the  Alumni/Alumnae  Dinner,  followed 
by  the  Campus  Dance.  On  Saturday  the 
class  will  meet  at  Gardner  House  at  3:30 
for  a  reception  and  buffet  followed  by  the 
Pops  Concert.  Sunday  the  women  will  be 
guests  of  Ethel  Lalonde  Savoie  for  a  10:30 
a.m.  brunch. 

Betty  Tillinghast  Angell  is  treasurer  of 
the  Cranston  (R.I.)  chapter  of  Delta  Kappa 
Gamma,  a  society  for  women  in  education. 
She  is  also  on  the  diaconate  board  of 
Phillips  Memorial  Baptist  Church  in  Cran- 
ston, where  she  recently  presented  a  slide 
show,  "Eight  Days  in  the  U.S.S.R.,"  about 
her  recent  trip  to  Russia. 

Marie  Catalozzi  Cimorelli  is  guidance 
counselor  at  Hugh  Bain  Junior  High  School 
in  Cranston,  R.I.  Her  son,  Ernest,  has  re- 
ceived his  master's  degree  from  Syracuse 
University  and  is  teaching  languages  at 
Cranston  High  School  West. 

Anna  Russo  Fedeli's  son,  Michael  '59, 
has  been  named  vice-president  in  charge 
of  estimating  for  the  Dimeo  Construction 
Company  of  Rhode  Island. 

Thomas  f.  Gilbane  has  been  re-elected 
president  of  the  New  England  Area  of  the 
Boy  Scouts  of  America.  At  the  regional 
annual  meeting,  held  in  Puerto  Rico,  he 
was  also  honored  by  the  award  of  the  Sil- 
ver Antelope.  William  1.  Gilbane,  Scout 
Commissioner  for  Narragansett  Council, 
also  holds  this  award  and  the  Council 
newsletter  said,  "They  may  be  the  only 
brothers  in  the  nation  with  this  distinc- 

Peggy  Milliken,  recently  retired  from 
her  position  as  professor  of  English  at 
Simmons  College,  has  established  a  home 
on  Cape  Cod  and  is  trying  to  recover  from 
a  fall  last  Thanksgiving.  She  is  spending 
her  time  writing  poetry,  playing  the  organ, 
and  gardening.  Her  poem,  "Brass  Rubbing," 
appeared  last  winter  in  the  Countryman,  a 
British  quarterly. 

Bernard  H.  Porter  is  a  consulting  phys- 
icist and  chairman  of  the  board,  emeritus, 
of  Bern  Porter  Books  in  Belfast,  Maine. 

The  Rev.  Edward  L.  Saabye  has  retired 
after  20  years  as  pastor  at  Emmanuel  Bap- 
tist Church,  the  Italian  Baptist  congregation 
in  Providence.  He  had  served  in  the  Bap- 
tist ministry  for  40  years. 

Amey  MacKenzie  Sweet  is  now  living 
at  the  Schwab  Rest  Home  in  Warren,  R.I. 
Marion  Warren  Westburg  is  living  at 
St.  Margaret's  Home  in  Providence,  R.I. 


Coburn  A.  Buxton  availed  hir  '  1 
of  early  retirement  from  The 
Dallas  Times  Herald  last  June  and  regi 
fered  with  the  Securities  and  Exchange 
Commission  as  an  investment  advisor, 
of  the  forwards  on  the  Spring  Valley  s 
team,  Coburn  reports,  "was  my  fifth  sc 
Richard  S.  Buxton.  I  was  the  coach  am 
had  a  slightly  better  record  than  Len  J 
dine  (2-5-1).  This  spring  I  expect  to  go 
undefeated,  having  recruited  the  best 
midget  soccer  players  in  Dallas  Count' 
Rowland  A.  Crowell  and  his  wife 
{Sally  Niemants  '37)  have  headed  for  I 
tugal.  She  retired  last  June  after  a  17-\ 
teaching  career  and  he  has  announced 
retirement  from  the  business  world  afl 
36-year  stint  in  various  capacities  in  tl 
general  insurance  business.  They  have 
rented  an  apartment  until  their  retiren 
house  at  Barao  de  Sao  Miguel  is  comp 
hopefully  by  November  1.  "In  the  Alg 
section,"  Rowly  reports,  "there  are  ab( 
two  months  of  winter — where  the  cold 
day  might  be  50  degrees — and  ten  moi 
of  sunshine  and  warmth."  Their  currei 
address:  Apartado  65,  Lagos,  Portugal 
Ralph  L.  Foster,  Jr.,  has  resigned  , 
vice-president  and  technical  director  o    , 
Thermogenics  of  New  York  and  has  bi' j 
come  senior  account  manager  with  Ire  ■ ' 
Corporation,  Riverdale,  N.J.,  designer? 
manufacturers  of  infrared  drying  systi   , 
for  paper,  textiles,  plastics,  and  metals!  j 
Bill's  wife,  Roslyn,  had  a  "one-man"  s   ' 
of  her  oil  portraits  at  Wilton,  Conn.,  i: 
February.  Bill  is  a  member  of  the  Fair! 
County  Astronomical  Society,  which  h 
headquarters  at  the  Stamford  Museum 

/*  ••  Maurice  Mondlick  is  a  social 
^J  ^  worker  with  the  Massachuset 
Commission  for  the  Blind  in  Boston. 

Frank  M.  Patchen,  president  of  M 
Crory-McLellan-Green  Stores  of  York, 
has  been  named  the  community's  retai  ■ 
of-the-year.  He  has  been  with  M-M-G  » 
his  graduation  from  Brown,  although  1 
took  some  time  off  in  the  1960's  to  ear 
his  master's  degree  from  New  York  Ui 
versity.  Frank  is  a  member  of  the  Ma\  i 
Economic  Development  Committee.      i 

^  /T  H.  Wallace  Capron  lived  on  h 
^17  house  boat  at  Boca  Grande,  F 
during  the  long  winter  season.  He  is  e 
joying  the  fishing  and  is  planning  a  ne 
house  at  Cabbage  Key. 

Paul  D.  Connors  is  a  member  oft 
board  of  trustees  of  New  England  Teo 
cal  Institute  in  Providence,  the  second 
largest  private  technical  school  in  soui 
New  England.  Last  October  the  school 
granted  national  accreditation. 

Charles  B.  Kiesel  is  vice-president 
Raymond  International,  Inc.,  in  Houst 

Wendell  B.  Lund  retired  last  Dece 
as  an  officer  and  director  of  Lincoln  Ei 
neers.  Inc.,  and  Amity,  Inc.,  both  Rhoc 
Island  companies.  He  had  been  affiliai 
with  them  since  their  founding  in  1941 



'liilip  Van  Gelder:  A  rebel  in  the  labor  movement 

hroughout  his  long  association  with 
■  bor  movement,  Philip  Van  Gelder  '28 
.    I  [1  a  vocal  supporter  of  the  more 
lint,  organization-minded,  and  liberal 
d'on  of  the  old  Congress  of  Industrial 
tions  as  opposed  to  the  more  con- 
business  unionism  of  the  AFL- 
:  even  among  his  rather  aggressive 

,i,ts.  Van  Gelder  has  earned  the  repu- 
K  ot  being  a  rebel. 

ast  fall  he  retired  as  international 
w'entative  for  the  International  Asso- 
Xh  of  Machinists,  AFL-CIO.  But  it 
rjrsed  no  one — least  of  all  his  close 
ei  5 — when  he  immediately  took  on 
ti,  as  executive  secretary  of  the  Mary- 
id.abor  Committee  for  McGovern- 
ri'r.  (He  had  been  the  only  labor  leader 
t!  Baltimore  area  to  support  Senator 
rC'vern  in  the  primaries — at  a  point 
lethe  word  was  out  to  get  behind  Hu- 

Vhen  AFL-CIO  President  George 
»ay  ordered  a  position  of  neutrality  for 
icduring  the  election  campaign,  Van 
iltT  still  played  the  role  of  rebel,  fie 
mall-out  for  McGovern  in  a  hard-hit- 
igrganizational  campaign  that  won  the 
ip  t  of  friend  and  foe  alike.  And  he 
ist  reluctant  to  express  his  displeasure 
eihe  Meany  neutrality  edict. 

It  was  short-sighted,  myopic  business 
itism,"  he  says.  "I  don't  know  if  labor 
Uver  get  over  sitting  this  one  out, 
d  can't  see  Meany  presiding  over  a 
ill  labor  movement  again.  The  man  is 
Mr';  behind  the  times.  Maybe  30." 

0  some,  Philip  Van  Gelder  is  a  para- 
Xiiis  ancestors  settled  in  New  York  in 
B  venteenth  century,  his  father  was 

0  1   "7,  and  Phil  stayed  on  a  year  after 
aiation  as  an  instructor  in  the  philos- 
hdepartment.  Up  to  this  point  the  pic- 
res  mainly  establishment.  Van  Gelder 
er'd  ripe  for  the  academic  life  or  the 
a>lannel  suit. 

1  graduated  into  the  Great  Depres- 
ir  Van  Gelder  says,  "and  you  couldn't 
clmd  choose  your  jobs  then  as  you  can 
^.  I  was  unemployed  for  a  while,  then 
zlie  involved  with  the  Socialist  Party, 
idventually  wound  up  with  the  labor 

"  the  1930's  Van  Gelder  harvested  in 
-a  fields,  planted  telegraph  poles, 
-.  u  as  a  laborer  in  Montana  tunnels, 
ijed  as  a  seaman,  and  helped  organize 
iifactories  for  the  Amalgamated  Cloth- 
g  .'orkers  in  Philadelphia. 

'an  Gelder's  memories  of  those  turbu- 
n'ears  are  quite  vivid.  "In  Newport 

Philip  Van  Gelder  (right,  foreground)  at  an  AFL-CIO  meeting  in  Baltimore. 

News,  Va.,  we  tried  organizing  shipyards 
that  have  remained  non-union  to  this  date. 
We'd  have  about  30  on  strike  and  3,000 
or  so  would  march  through  the  picket  lines. 
The  company  would  fire  people,  we'd  go  in 
with  a  protest  committee,  and  they'd  fire 
the  protest  committee,  too.  In  those  days 
we  had  to  meet  in  abandoned  houses  by 
candlelight,  just  like  a  bunch  of  anar- 

By  the  mid-1930's,  Van  Gelder  had 
become  an  organizer  for  the  Industrial  Ma- 
rine and  Shipbuilding  Workers  of  America, 
CIO,  and  was  a  leader  in  the  rough-and- 
tumble  strikes  won  by  that  union  in  1934 
and  1935  at  New  York  Ship.  During  the 
early  years  of  World  War  II,  Van  Gelder 
was  one  of  the  most  important  leaders  in 
war  production  through  his  position  as 
national  secretary-treasurer  of  the  Ship- 
building Workers.  Then  he  contributed  to 
the  war  effort  in  a  more  personal  way  as 
an  "over-age"  private  who  convinced  his 
friends  he  had  been  drafted  "so  they 
wouldn't  think  I  was  crazy.  Actually,  I 

After  serving  with  the  5th  Army  in 
Italy,  Van  Gelder  did  graduate  work  in 
Mexico  City  under  the  G.I.  Bill,  spent  time 
with  the  Electronics  Union,  and  in  1957 
came  to  Baltimore  as  international  repre- 
sentative for  the  International  Association 
of  Machinists,  AFL-CIO.  His  interest  has 
largely  been  in  health  care,  a  fact  that  he 

insists  has  nothing  to  do  with  his  wife, 
Miriam  (Vassar  '28)  being  a  physician.  "I 
just  want  to  make  sure  the  working  man 
gets  a  break  in  medical  care."  Since  his 
retirement  last  fall.  Van  Gelder  has  served 
as  chairman  of  the  new  Maryland  Health 
Maintenance  Committee,  a  non-profit  com- 
munity effort  to  improve  health  care  in 

Looking  back  on  his  40-year  associa- 
tion with  the  labor  movement.  Van  Gelder 
wouldn't  change  a  thing  even  if  he  could. 
"I  was  in  jail  six  times  and  I'm  proud  of 
it,"  he  says.  "If  nobody  ever  violated  the 
law,  there  would  have  been  no  labor  move- 
ment. Labor  has  never  gained  anything  by 
currying  favor  with  politicians,  as  Meany 
and  some  of  his  cohorts  are  doing  today. 
Labor  has  gained  by  being  powerful  enough 
to  punish  its  enemies." 

Noting  Van  Gelder's  strong  support 
for  McGovern  last  fall,  one  colleague  was 
prompted  to  observe:  "Phil  has  been  a  bat- 
tler all  his  life,  and  he  left  labor  as  he 
came  in — battling  against  the  odds."       J.B. 


/«  M     Powell  H.  Ensign  has  left  New 
^  /      York  City  to  start  a  free  "shop- 
pers guide"  called  The  Thrifty  Shopper  in 
Salisbury,  Conn.,  covering  a  group  of  towns 
in  Northwestern  Connecticut.  He  lists  him- 
self as  publisher. 

Thomas  Logan  has  been  promoted  to 
assistant  controller  at  Worcester  (Mass.) 
National  Bank.  Formerly  with  Arthur 
Young  &  Company  in  Boston,  he  joined  the 
bank  in  1970. 

-J  Q     A  mailing  to  all  classmates  from 
^fy    'he  joint  reunion  chairmen,  Luke 
Mayer  and  Ginny  Macmillan  Trescott,  has 
provided  full  details  on  the  four-day  week- 
end, June  1-4.  Suffice  it  to  say  at  this  time 
that  the  early  response  has  been  excep- 
tionally good.  Ed  Galway  reports  that  he 
plans  to  try  and  make  it  back  from  Italy 
for  Commencement.  Audrey  Maymon  Bees- 
ley  is  returning  from  Nevada  and  Frank 
Cahalan  sends  word  from  West  Germany 
that  he  may  be  back  in  the  States  in  time 
to  be  with  us. 

Frank  Licht  has  been  elected  a  trustee 
of  Citizens  Savings  Bank  of  Providence. 
The  former  Rhode  Island  governor  is  a 
partner  in  the  Providence  law  firm  of  Letts, 
Quinn,  and  Licht. 

Reevan  ].  Novogrod,  professor  of  pub- 
lic administration  at  Long  Island  University 
in  Brooklyn,  has  been  re-elected  treasurer 
of  the  New  York  University  Graduate 
School  of  Arts  and  Sciences  Alumni  Asso- 
ciation. In  March  he  began  an  eight-part 
lecture  series  on  "The  Prison  Scene"  for  the 
Metropolitan  chapter  of  the  American  So- 
ciety for  Public  Administration  in  New 
York  City.  He  is  serving  as  chairman  of 
the  political  science  department  at  Long 
Island  University. 

^  ^%     Gertrude  Levin  Pullman's  son, 
^  3^     Richard,  is  a  practicing  attorney 
in  Dallas,  Texas,  and  her  daughter,  Leslie 
Ann,  is  a  sophomore  at  American  Uni- 
versity in  Washington,  D.C. 

jt  f^    Harold  D.  Buck  has  been  ap- 
■j(\y     pointed  to  the  post  of  director  of 
development  for  Goodwill  Industries  of 
Santa  Clara  County,  with  headquarters  at 
San  Jose,  Calif.  He  has  served  as  a  fund- 
raising  consultant  to  churches,  colleges,  and 
other  non-profit  institutions  for  more  than 
18  years.  Harold  and  Jeanette  and  their 
two  teen-age  children  reside  in  Martinez, 

Robert  L  Smith  has  been  appointed 
president  of  Public  Service  Electric  and  Gas 
Company  in  Newark,  N.J.  He  joined  Pub- 
lic Service  in  1940  and  over  the  years  has 
served  in  a  number  of  posts,  most  recently 
as  executive  vice-president. 

/I'f      Donald  MncAusland  was  married 
■jt  JL      to  Janet  Taylor  on  Jan.  7.  At 
home:  35  Chapin  Rd.,  Hampden,  Mass. 

Charles  H.  Pease,  Jr.,  is  director  of 
marketing  at  Boyer  Realty  Investments  in 
New  London,  Conn. 

Paul  G.  Rohrdanz,  board  chairman  of 
the  Kleinhans  Company  of  Buffalo,  served 
as  the  fall  semester  executive-in-residence 

at  Canisius  College.  In  this  role,  he  at- 
tended classes,  conducted  seminars,  and 
participated  in  business  discussions  with 
students,  faculty  members,  and  adminis- 
trators. Paul  was  president  of  Kleinhans 
from  1967  to  1971,  when  he  became  chair- 
man of  the  board. 

jf  4^     Alumni  of  the  class  who  live  in 
4c^     the  New  Hampshire- Vermont  area 
are  planning  their  first  get-together  in  four 
years  on  Saturday,  May  19,  at  the  Dart- 
mouth Outing  Club.  The  party  will  include 
a  social  hour  at  6  followed  by  dinner  and 
then  a  talk  by  the  new  Brown  football 
coach,  John  Anderson,  who  was  line  coach 
at  Dartmouth  under  Bob  Blackman.  The 
contact  for  plans  is  Bill  Crooker,  who  can 
be  reached  at  Dartmouth  College. 

William  H.  Beaucliamp  is  a  planning 
analyst  with  Hawaiian  Electric  Company 
in  Honolulu,  Hawaii. 

When  Fairchild  Industries,  Inc.,  re- 
cently realigned  all  of  its  military  aircraft 
capability  into  one  subsidiary,  it  named 
Charles  Collis  as  president  of  the  new  or- 
ganization, called  Fairchild  Republic  Com- 
pany. He  had  been  serving  as  executive 
vice-president  of  the  parent  firm. 

Calvin  Fisher,  Jr.,  is  New  England  and 
Canadian  sales  manager  for  Industry  Week 
magazine,  published  by  the  Penton  Pub- 
lishing Company  of  Cleveland,  Ohio.  He 
works  out  of  Farmington,  Conn.,  where  he 

Joseph  F.  Lockett  has  been  elected  to  a 
five-year  term  on  the  board  of  trustees  of 
Hahnemann  Hospital,  Brighton,  Mass.  He 
is  vice-president  and  New  England  sales 
manager  for  Dominick  &  Dominick,  Inc., 
Boston  investment  advisers. 

Howard  Williams  and  his  brother, 
Roger  IA/i7!!fl?7!s  '47,  have  sold  their  family 
sporting-goods  business,  H.  Harwood  & 
Sons,  manufacturers  of  premium  softballs 
and  baseballs.  The  company,  located  in 
Natick,  Mass.,  was  established  in  1858  as 
the  world's  first  manufacturer  of  baseballs. 
Howard,  president  of  Harwood,  will  con- 
tinue in  that  capacity. 

/»  ^     With  John  Hess  and  Lois  Lindblom 
TE^J     Buxton  heading  the  respective  com- 
mittees, the  Brown  and  Pembroke  classes  of 
'43  have  arranged  a  colorful  and  entertain- 
ing four-day  program.  The  kickoff  will 
come  Friday  afternoon,  June  1,  with  regis- 
tration and  a  cocktail  party  at  the  Olney 
House  headquarters.  Then  will  come  the 
traditional  reunion  events — the  Alumni 
and  Alumnae  Dinner  and  the  Campus 

A  full  schedule  is  set  for  Saturday, 
starting  with  the  University  Forums  in  the 
morning.  The  Brown-Pembroke  groups  will 
split  at  noon,  each  having  separate  lunch- 
eons and  class  meetings  at  Sharpe  Refec- 
tory. Among  the  subjects  to  be  discussed 
will  be  the  question  of  merging  the  classes. 
A  class  tent  will  be  available  for  everyone 
at  the  Alumni  Field  Day  Saturday  after- 
noon, with  members  urged  to  bring  along 
their  bathing  suits  if  they  would  like  to 
swim  in  the  new  pool  during  the  afternoon 
hours.  The  program  will  continue  with  all 
of  the  '43  gang  attending  a  social  hour  and 


dinner  at  Wannamoisett  Country  CluW 
prior  to  the  Pops  Concert.  There  will  b 
music  and  refreshments  back  at  Olney 
House  after  the  Pops. 

Things  don't  slow  down  too  much 
Sunday.  The  Rhode  Island  Country  Chin 
Barrington  will  be  the  scene  of  a  brum 
followed  by  golf  for  the  men  and  wom; 
An  effort  will  be  made  to  schedule  son- 
time  on  the  Brown  tennis  courts  at  Ale 
Dexter.  There  will  be  an  informal  gath 
ing  at  Olney  House  Sunday  evening  ar 
when  schedules  permit,  classmates  are 
urged  to  stay  on  for  the  Commencemei 
Procession  Monday  morning. 

Colbert's  Security  Services,  Inc.,  oi 
Providence  recently  merged  with  Guar,  n- 
Gross  Protective  Systems,  Inc.  At  the  f 
board  meeting  of  the  new  company,  Ai'ti 
IV.  Drew,  Jr.,  former  president  of  Col-  ' 
bert's,  was  elected  chairman  of  the  boa' 

y|    i|     Mnrcella  Fagan  Hance's  daugl  r,' 
'Jt^k     Donica,  graduated  from  Nort! 
Illinois  University  and  is  a  buyer  for  C 
solidated  Millinery  in  Charleston,  W.V 
Marcella's  son,  Steve,  completed  his  to     i 
of  duty  with  the  Navy  and  is  a  student     I 
Bemidji  (Minn.)  State  College. 

John  Lyman,  assistant  editor  of  th 
Palo  Alto  Times,  has  been  named  presi  it 
of  the  Northern  California  professiona 
chapter  of  Sigma  Delta  Chi,  national  j( - 
nalism  society.  John  has  been  with  the 
Times  since  1956,  serving  as  assistant  i  (s 
editor  and  then  city  editor  before  beinf 
named  assistant  editor. 

Evelyn  Craven  Pindzola's  son,  Mit 
is  teaching  at  the  University  of  Virgini 
and  working  on  his  doctorate  there.  Ai 
other  son,  David,  graduated  from  the  I  ■ 
versity  of  Tennessee,  and  her  third  son 
Phillip,  is  a  freshman  at  Southwestern  ; 
versity  at  Memphis. 

Virginia  Siravo  Stanley's  husband, 
Earl,  has  retired  from  the  U.S.  Navy  ar 
a  financial  consultant  at  a  mental  healt 
center  in  Vincennes,  Ind. 

Howard  W.  Young  has  been  name 
juvenile  court  judge  by  Gov.  Francis  VV 
Sargent  of  Massachusetts.  The  new  coi 
will  be  based  in  New  Bedford,  Mass. 

>«   IJ"     Guy  W.  Fiske  has  been  namec 
^t^    vice-president  and  group  gene 
manager  of  automotive  products  at  Int 
national  Telephone  &  Telegraph  Comp  \ 
headquarters  in  New  York.  Since  joinii 
ITT  a  few  years  ago,  his  duties  have  tr  n 
him  to  several  European  countries  incli 
ing  Belgium,  France,  Italy,  Spain,  and 

L.  Boyd  Lukert  is  director  of  purcl  ■ 
ing  for  the  Shorgood  Poultry  Division 
Bay  Shore  Foods,  Inc.,  in  Hurlock,  Md. 

M  /'     Cdr.  Hebert  W.  Bolles  is  sta 
"to     tioned  at  Newport,  R.I.,  as  a  Tl 

Craig  W.  Moodie,  Jr.,  is  a  senior  v| 
president  of  Rogers,  Cowan  &  Brenner 
Inc.,  a  New  York  City  public  relations  ■] 

Milton  Stern,  a  clinical  chemist,  is 
gional  director  for  Florida  of  the  Natio 
Health  Laboratories  in  North  Miami  Bi 


yj    Dr.  E/iof  SleWar  (GS)  has  been 
j/     elected  provost  at  the  University 
■  ''nnsylvania.  He  had  been  serving  as 
rc'ssor  of  physiological  psychology.  Mar- 
n  leyerson,  president  of  the  University, 
Tied  Dr.  Stellar  "one  of  our  most  dis- 
niished  faculty,  respected  not  only  for 
c,hievements  as  a  scholar  and  as  a 
,)ier  but  for  his  deep  devotion  to  the 
niersity."  For  the  past  year,  Dr.  Stellar 
aoeen  serving  as  co-chairman  of  the 
c  lopment  Commission,  which  was  en- 
iid  in  a  University-wide  analysis  of  the 

school's  future  needs. 

Barbara  F.  Whipple  has  been  appointed 
director  of  public  relations  for  the  Greater 
Boston  chapter  of  the  American  Red  Cross. 
She  has  served  for  the  past  12  years  as 
radio-television  director  of  the  Massachu- 
setts Bay  United  Fund  and  its  predecessor 
organization,  the  United  Fund  of  Greater 
Boston.  She  is  the  daughter  of  Helen  Bor- 
den Whipple  '22  and  the  late  Dr.  Stanley 
P.  Whipple  '20. 


yt  rt     Headquarters  for  the  men's  big 
■JtO     25th  reunion  will  be  in  the  West 
Quad,  either  in  Bigelow  or  Arnold  Lounge, 
and  that's  where  activities  will  start  Friday 
afternoon  with  a  cocktail  party.  The  tra- 
ditional University-sponsored  events  round 
out  the  day — the  Alumni  Dinner  and  the 
Campus  Dance. 

There  will  be  an  important  class  meet- 
ing Saturday  noon  at  our  headquarters,  fol- 
lowed by  lunch  and  then  the  Alumni  Field 
Day.  Brown's  new  swimming  pool  will  be 
available  for  use,  so  pack  your  bathing 

^anny  Meyer:  Fund-raising  for  Miami's  Science  Museum 


The  fierce-looking  saber-toothed  tiger 
hh  shares  a  background  of  lush  tropical 
•jtation  with  Bernice  (Bunny)  Cohan 
Iwr  '46  is  both  the  symbol  of  Miami's 
iifium  of  Science  and  the  piece  de  re- 
since  of  an  outdoor  exhibit  at  the  Mu- 
•111  which  depicts  pre-historic  wildlife. 
Ii  Meyer  feels  a  proprietary  interest  in 
leaber-toothed  tiger  because  of  her  mem- 
enip  in  a  group  called  the  Patrons  of  the 
Ii2um  of  Science.  The  patrons  are  an 
Hgetic  group  of  about  150  women  who 
e'te  about  ten  months  of  every  year  to 
l?aing  an  Around  the  World  Fair  which, 
V  the  past  13  years,  has  raised  about 
11,000  for  the  Museum,  enabling  it  to 
1  ive  and  grow. 

As  anyone  who  has  ever  tried  it 
nvs,  you  don't  raise  that  kind  of  money 
■i;  a  glorified  bake  sale.  The  fair  is  a 
vday  event  held  at  the  vast  Tropical 
:a.  Race  Track.  It  is,  maybe,  slightly  less 
5  cheated  to  plan  than  a  national  political 
D  ention.  The  persuasive  methods  of  the 
a  3ns  are  such  that  members  of  the  local 
u'ness  community  don't  dare  not  con- 
.i;ite  generous  amounts  of  merchandise 
)  ?  sold  or  raffled  at  the  fair. 

iTwo  years  ago,  Mrs.  Meyer  proved  her 
X  utive  ability  as  co-chairman  of  the 
i:  Her  responsibility  was  to  supervise  the 
odinators  of  the  art  show,  the  enter- 
rment,  the  ethnic  food,  and  the  sales 
.ci.hs.  As  she  describes  it,  one  of  her 
.ijes  was  "to  act  as  trouble  shooter  when 
ilchairmen  met  obstacles  in  making  con- 
^  and  obtaining  supplies.  (When  changes 
;fianagement  of  local  businesses  result 
a<ecutive  appointments  from  out-of-town, 
»nave  to  educate  them  on  the  validity 
fie  company's  past  cooperation.)  In  ad- 
S)n,  it  was  my  responsibility  to  develop 
e  avenues  of  fund-raising  within  the 
tiework  of  the  fair." 

Part  of  the  success  in  carrying  out  the 
r'.ess  details  of  the  fair  depends  on  re- 
rting  other  willing  volunteers.  From 
I'ny  Meyer's  point  of  view,  there's  no 
'le  like  home  to  look  for  help.  Her  hus- 
fld,  Joel,  and  her  three  children,  Jill,  24, 

Ellen,  21,  and  Jim,  18  (Brown  '76),  have  all 
been  drafted  into  service. 

"The  fair,"  she  says,  "is  an  activity 
that  doesn't  intrude  on  family  life  but  in- 
cludes it.  As  patrons,  our  'secret  weapon'  is 
our  husbands.  Joel  has  spent  endless  hours 
contributing  his  professional  talent  as  an 
architect  to  improve  the  lay-out  and  stag- 
ing of  the  fair  making  for  better  flow  of 
pedestrian  traffic  and  a  more  colorful  set- 
ting. Jill  and  Ellen  have  worked  in  various 
areas  of  the  fair  and  Jim  learned  to  make 
a  fine  hamburger  (with  Burger  King  sup- 
plies and  under  the  supervision  of  a  pa- 
tron's husband  who  is  a  chain  restaurant 

Although  Mrs.  Meyer's  main  devotion 
is  to  the  Science  Museum  with  its  educa- 
tional and  cultural  programs,  she  has  taken 
on  additional  volunteer  activities  as  they 
have  presented  themselves.  At  the  request 
of  the  minorities  commission  of  the  Demo- 
cratic party,  she  helped  to  produce  an  ethnic 

fair  during  the  Democratic  Convention  in 
Miami.  And  she  is  now  vice-president  of 
the  combined  Brown/Pembroke  Club  of 
Miami.  Before  the  clubs  merged  she  was 
president  of  the  Pembroke  Club,  which  she 
founded  after  she  moved  to  Miami  in  1947. 
"The  women  I  met  were  always  going  to 
alumnae  meetings  of  their  college  sorori- 
ties," she  says.  "I  felt  left  out  so  I  decided 
to  start  a  Pembroke  Club.  Every  year  we'd 
send  out  invitations  and  if  there  was  enough 
response  we'd  have  a  meeting.  If  not,  we'd 
skip  that  year."  Mrs.  Meyer  has  recently 
become  involved  in  the  alumni  schools  pro- 
gram, interviewing  Miami-area  applicants 
to  Brown.  "I  initially  regarded  the  task  as 
a  time-consuming  burden  on  my  already 
over-volunteered  days,  but  instead  it  has 
proved  to  be  an  illuminating,  stimulating, 
and  reassuring  experience,"  she  says.  "I 
feel  great  sympathy  for  the  admission 
office  when  the  staff  faces  the  awesome 
task  of  making  the  final  decision."       A.B. 

Burtny  Meyer:  You  don't  raise  $400,000  with  a  glorified  bake  sale. 


suits.  Present  plans  call  for  cocktails  and 
dinner  at  the  Graduate  Center  Saturday 
evening  prior  to  the  Pops  Concert  on  the 
College  Green.  Then  it's  back  to  headquar- 
ters for  an  Afterglow  session. 

Sunday  will  be  devoted  to  attending 
the  various  University  events,  including  the 
President's  Reception. 

The  six  classmates  serving  on  the  re- 
union committee  include  Bernie  Pollock, 
Tim  Elder,  Shef  Reynolds,  ten  Kanailli, 
Bert  Hill,  and  Lou  Regine. 

With  Co-chairmen  Christine  Dunlap 
and  Gloria  Markoff  Winston  leading  the 
way,  an  11-member  committee  started  early 
and  worked  late  in  planning  the  25th  re- 
union. The  group  includes  Barbara  ].  Mal- 
lack,  Melissa  Tinker  Rowland,  Barbara 
Baker  Johnson,  Patricia  E.  Tierney,  Selma 
Cold  Fishbein,  Selma  Herman  Savage,  Tiss 
Orr  Daley,  Shirley  Brier  Lewis,  Elizabeth 
Montali  Smith,  Barbara  Oberhard  Epstein, 
and  Dorcas  Hamilton  Cofer.  Full  details  for 
the  four-day  weekend  will  be  arriving 
shortly  in  a  special  class  mailing. 

James  A.  Criffiths  has  been  elected 
vice-president  of  Commercial  Union  Assur- 
ance Companies  in  Boston,  a  multi-line  in- 
surance and  financial  organization.  Jim  will 
be  responsible  for  the  handling  of  common 
stocks,  corporate  and  convertible  bonds, 
and  the  management  of  a  fixed-income 
fund  for  employee  savings. 

Robert  ].  Kriso  is  innkeeper  and  co- 
owner  of  Gateways  Inn  in  Lenox,  Mass. 

Merrill  B.  Shattuck  is  a  principal  of 
Wilkinson,  Sedwick  &  Yelverton,  Inc., 
consultants  to  management  in  Los  Angeles, 

Robert  M.  Wilson  of  Burlington,  Vt., 
formerly  an  investment  property  broker 
and,  even  earlier,  an  auto  dealer,  has  been 
appointed  secretary  of  administration  in 
the  cabinet  of  new  Vermont  Governor 
Thomas  P.  Salmon.  Bob's  public  service 
career  on  the  Vermont  scene  dates  back 
to  the  mid-1950's  and  includes  a  term  as 
chairman  of  the  Vermont  Whey  Pollution 
Abatement  Authority,  commissioner  of  the 
Vermont  Development  Department,  and  a 
member  of  the  State  Highway  Board,  the 
State  Senate,  and  the  Governor's  Task  Force 
on  Education.  Bob  and  his  wife,  Mimi,  and 
their  two  youngest  children  have  moved 
to  276  College  Street  in  Burlington. 

/t  ^*     James  A.  Cooney  has  been  ap- 
'XZ^     pointed  manager  of  marketing 
services  at  Polymer  Industries,  Inc.,  in 
Greenville,  S.C.  He  joined  Polymer  in  1963 
as  a  technical  sales  representative.  He  was 
named  product  manager  in  1967  and  the 
following  year  was  named  district  sales 
manager.  Jim  was  formerly  associated  with 
Olin  Mathieson  Chemical  Corporation. 

Warren  A.  Couch  is  chief  of  the  St. 
Louis,  Mo.,  field  office  of  the  U.S.  Central 
Intelligence  Agency. 

Prof.  Donald  E.  Moser  (GS)  is  a  pro- 
fessor of  mathematics  at  the  University  of 

^g\    Dr.  Douglas  E.  Ashford  is  a  pro- 
!j\J    fessor  of  government  at  Cornell 

Harold  C.  Bergwall  is  a  mortgage 
service  specialist  with  the  U.S.  Department 
of  Housing  and  Urban  Development  in 
Buffalo,  N.Y. 

Randall  W.  Bliss,  a  partner  in  the 
Providence  law  firm  of  Tillinghast,  Collins 
and  Graham,  has  been  named  chairman  of 
the  Rhode  Island  division  of  the  American 
Cancer  Society's  annual  education  and 
fund-raising  crusade.  Randy  is  a  director 
of  the  Rhode  Island  division  of  the  cancer 
society,  as  well  as  a  member  of  the  execu- 
tive committee. 

John  P.  Boucier  has  been  elected  a 
vice-president  of  the  Rhode  Island  chapter 
of  the  Association  of  Trial  Lawyers. 

Richard  W.  Clark  has  joined  two 
other  money-management  executives,  Ken- 
neth L.  Hohnes  '51  and  C.  Oscar  Morong, 
Jr.  '57,  to  form  a  new  investment  manage- 
ment firm.  Holmes  Clark  Morong  Incor- 
porated, in  New  York  City.  Dick  was  for- 
merly chief  investment  officer  of  the  New 
York  State  Teachers  Retirement  System, 
with  assets  of  over  $3  billion. 

Peter  R.  Cruise  has  been  made  a  full 
partner  in  the  Providence  architectural  and 
engineering  firm  of  Kent  Cruise  &  Partners. 
He  also  is  a  director  of  DESCON  Develop- 
ment Corporation,  a  Kent  Cruise  &  Part- 
ners affiliate. 

Dr.  William  Kessen  (GS)  is  professor 
of  psychology  and  a  research  associate  in 
pediatrics  at  Yale.  Although  his  primary 
concern  in  the  21  years  he  has  been  at 
Yale  has  been  in  the  area  of  infants,  he 
has  been  increasingly  involved  recently 
with  the  problems  of  education  of  young 

A.  Stanley  Littlefield,  a  graduate  of 
Boston  University  Law  School,  has  been 
appointed  district  attorney  of  Plymouth 
County,  Mass.,  by  Gov.  Francis  W.  Sar- 
gent. He  practices  law  in  Rockland  and  has 
been  a  selectman  in  Abington  for  a  decade. 

Robert  N.  Pollock,  C.L.U.,  of  the 
Rochester  (N.Y.)  group  office  of  Massachu- 
setts Mutual  Life  Insurance  Company,  set 
two  company  production  records  in  1972. 
He  is  the  first  group  representative  in  com- 
pany history  to  exceed  $2  million  in  group 
life  and  health  premiums  and  also  the  first 
to  top  $1  million  in  this  category  for  two 
successive  years. 

g""*       John  E.  D.  Coffey,  Jr.,  is  a  partner 
O  JL      i"  C/R  Associates  in  Fairfield, 
Conn.,  a  marketing  concern. 

Marian  Robie  Gooding's  interest  is  in 
genealogy,  which  led  her  to  take  a  position 
with  the  National  Society  of  the  Daughters 
of  the  American  Revolution  in  Washing- 
ton, D.C.  She  is  now  in  charge  of  the  gene- 
alogical division  there.  Her  husband  is  a 
commander  in  the  U.S.  Navy. 

Andrew  M.  Hunt  has  been  named  as- 
sistant chairman  of  the  1973  Catholic 
Charities  Appeal  in  Rhode  Island. 

Brite  Industries,  Inc.,  the  Providence 
division  of  Liggett  &  Myers,  has  named 
Robert  Harris  executive  vice-president.  He 
joined  Brite  in  1960  prior  to  its  acquisition 
by  L&M  and  has  served  as  advertising  sales 

and  promotion  manager  and,  most  rece 
as  vice-president  of  marketing. 

Three  money-management  executr 
Kenneth  L.  Hohnes,  Richard  W.  Clark 
and  C.  Oscar  Morong,  Jr.  '57,  have  fori 
a  new  investment  management  firm. 
Holmes  Clark  Morong  Incorporated,  in- 
New  York  City,  to  advise  private  and  f 
lie  pension  and  endowment  funds.  Ken 
formerly  a  senior  officer  and  member  o 
the  management  committee  of  Alliance 
Capital  Management  Corporation,  man 
of  multi-billion-dollar  pension  and  end 
ment  funds. 

Daniel  J.  MacDonald  has  been  ap- 
pointed a  director-at-large  of  the  Matei 
Handling  Equipment  Distributors  Asso. 
tion,  a  national  trade  organization  loca 
in  Deerfield,  111.  Dan  is  president  of  M 
Materials  Handling  Company  in  Provi- 

Shepherd  Sikes  has  been  named  ge, 
eral  manager  of  G.R.T.L.  Company,  a  P 
Industries  subsidiary  with  headquarters 
Southfield,  Mich.  A  veteran  of  21  yearsi 
reinforced  plastics  marketing,  Shep  joir 
PPG  in  1970  as  manager  of  marine  pro( 
sales  in  the  Fiber  Glass  Division. 

George  O.  Podd,  Jr.,  has  been  elect 
president  of  The  Old  Orchard  Bank  & 
Trust  Company  in  Skokie,  111.  He  is  the 
author  of  numerous  articles  on  bank  m. 

Frances  I.  Wise  has  been  appointed 
manager  of  home  furnishings  publicity 
for  Collins  &  Aikman,  textile  manufact 
ers  in  New  York  City. 

Dr.  Albert  D.  Wood  is  a  fluid  dyna 
cist  with  the  Office  of  Naval  Research  a 
the  Boston  branch. 



The  alumnae  will  hold  an  info  " 
reunion  on  Saturday,  June  2,  a 

1  p.m.  at  Laura  Carr's.  For  further  infoi 
mation  contact  Judith  Broxcn  at  14  Rogi 
Williams  Green,  Providence. 

Richard  E.  Boesel,  Jr.,  has  rejoined 
Hayden  Stone  Inc.,  in  San  Francisco  as 
vice-president  and  director  of  West  Co£ 
investment  banking  activities. 

Dr.  Martin  E.  Felder  has  left  East  S 
Surgical  Group  to  join  Randall  Surgical. 
Group,  Inc.,  in  Providence. 

Margaret  M.  Jncoby  has  been  pro- 
moted to  associate  professor  at  Rhode 
Island  Junior  College,  where  she  is  chai' 
man  of  the  physics  department.  In  addil 
to  physics,  astronomy  and  geology  are  t 
fered  by  her  department. 

Robert  L.  Norgren,  former  director- 
and  general  attorney  for  Conoco  Europe 
Ltd.,  has  opened  his  own  office  in  Londc 
England,  to  advise  on  international  com! 
mercial  and  petroleum  law. 

Raymond  B.  Perkins  is  vice-presidel 
of  F.  S.  Smithers  &  Company,  Inc.,  New 
York  City,  an  investment  banking  firm.' 

Roy  O.  Stratton,  Jr.,  is  manager  of 
energy  systems  advertising  and  public  r' 
lations  with  General  Electric  Company  r 
Schenectady,  N.Y. 


class  Presidents  Barbara  Kemaliati 
f     Stone  and  Gene  McCovertj  have 
n<nced  the  merger  of  1953  for  the  20th 
ir,in  this  June.  A  vote  will  be  taken  at 

■  .union  class  meetings  concerning  the 
rnnent  merger  of  the  two  classes.  If 

•  oposal  is  accepted,  a  combined  slate 

'^  will  be  nominated  and  voted 
.'A  class  members  are  urged  to 
e.  these  class  meetings  this  June. 

lumnae  headquarters  for  the  week- 
i  ill  be  Arnold  Lounge.  There  will  be 
0  'parate  luncheons  on  Saturday  for 
■  .ind  alumni,  at  which  time  the 
vjuestion  will  be  voted  on.  The 
jhght  of  the  weekend  will  be  a  cock- 
!  irty  and  candlelight  buffet  dinner  on 
evening  at  the  Graduate  Center 
Many  other  interesting  events  are 
iciled.  It  looks  like  a  great  reunion 
e  nd  is  coming  up  and  we  hope  you 

■  .inning  to  attend. 

.'alter  E.  Cowan,  Jr.,  is  a  physician 
P  tsmouth  (Ohio)  Receiving  Hospital. 

'«/e  U'.  Strand  is  vice-president  of 
iron,  a  New  "lork  City  marketing, 
e  and  advertising  firm. 

•  I     Dr.  Gerard  N.  Burrow,  currently 
ft    on  sabbatical  from  Yale  Medical 
htl,  is  spending  the  year  in  Marseilles, 
jr.?,  where  he  is  doing  bio-chemical  re- 
in on  the  thyroid. 

hilip  L.  Nash  reports  a  new  position: 
!r;er  of  the  Bursaw  Gas  &  Oil  Com- 
n  .Acton,  Mass. 

.':Uiam  V.  PoUeys,  III,  was  selected 
c  1\  to  direct  the  business  and  indus- 
'  vision  of  Providence's  Meeting  Street 
hil's  1973  Easter  Seal  campaign.  Bill, 
nal  manager  of  wire  products  at  Texas 
;t  ments.  Inc.,  Attleboro,  Mass.,  has 
eii  member  of  the  school's  advisory 
iii.ittee  for  several  years. 

Iga  Kron  Stuhnan  is  completing  her 
isr's  degree  in  counseling  and  guidance 
T3  Bank  Street  College  of  Education  in 
!V\'ork  City.  She  has  been  studying  in 
s  -'Id  of  sex  education  and  human  sex- 
li  and,  as  a  result,  is  now  teaching  a 
u.?  on  human  sexuality  at  Medgar 
e  College,  a  part  of  the  City  Univer- 
N'ew  York.  She  will  also  be  teaching 
on  the  same  subject  at  Bank 
"£   tor  guidance-counseling  students. 
Jnas  four  children,  Andrea,  14,  Jessica, 
.  niei,  11,  and  Laura,  4. 

•  ■  Dr.  Joseph  Bluynen  has  been  ad- 
M9  mitted  as  a  Fellow  of  the  Ameri- 
T^ollege  of  Surgeons.  A  graduate  of 

if  Medical  School,  he  has  been  in  gen- 
jlurgical  practice  in  Newport,  R.I., 
U  1967. 

oiiis  P.  Clark,  Jr.,  is  a  partner  in 
II    "C"  Associates  in  Melbourne,  Fla. 

)r.  Paul  R.  Tobias  is  an  assistant  pro- 
5;   of  community  medicine  at  Baylor 
)l3e  of  Medicine's  Texas  Medical  Cen- 
f    Houston. 


2  Samuel  L.  Barr,  Jr.,  is  vice-presi- 
dent of  Security  Trust  Company 
1  ami,  Fla. 

'efer  M.  Bartuska  is  a  field  manager 
r  CA  Service  Company  in  Skokie,  111. 

Elaine  Ostrach  Chaika  received  her 
Ph.D.  degree  in  linguistics  from  Brown  last 
June  and  is  now  assistant  professor  of  lin- 
guistics at  Providence  College. 

Edward  C.  Keyworth  has  become  vice- 
president  of  Disc  Incorporated,  a  publicly 
owned  real  estate  development  company 
with  headquarters  in  Philadelphia  and  op- 
erations in  Maryland,  Pennsylvania,  Vir- 
ginia, and  Florida.  He  came  to  Disc  Incor- 
porated from  International  Utilities  Cor- 
poration of  Philadelphia,  where  he  had 
been  director  of  acquisitions.  Ed  and  his 
wife  and  two  children  live  in  Malvern,  Pa. 

Russ  Kingman  has  been  elected  vice- 
president  and  investment  officer  of  the 
Cape  Cod  Bank  &  Trust  Company,  Har- 
wichport,  where  he  manages  the  portfolios 
in  the  trust  department.  Since  coming  to 
the  Cape  he  has  been  elected  fleet  captain 
of  the  Dennis  Yacht  Club,  where  he  is  also 
a  member  of  the  board  of  governors.  Russ 
also  keeps  in  touch  with  athletics,  playing 
league  hockey  and  coaching  Little  League 
baseball  and  Squint  hockey  teams. 

James  VV.  Mears  and  his  wife,  Wanda, 
of  Warwick,  R.I.,  have  announced  the  birth 
of  their  second  child  and  second  daughter, 
Karen  Anne,  on  Feb.  19. 

James  E.  Swain,  Jr.,  has  been  appointed 
headmaster  of  The  Swain  Country  Day 
School  in  Allentown,  Pa. 

Dr.  Robert  L.  Zangrando  is  an  asso- 
ciate professor  of  history  at  the  Univer- 
sity of  Akron  (Ohio). 

Mpv     Robert  C.  Humynerstone  has  been 
4^  y       named  associate  editor  at  Fortune, 
moving  within  the  building  from  his  for- 
mer position  with  Life  as  assistant  editor. 

Martin  H.  1mm,  Jr.,  was  recently 
elected  president  of  Community  Housing 
Corporation  of  Greater  St.  Paul,  Minn.,  a 
non-profit  organization  which  has  been 
designated  the  leader  of  Project  Rehab  in 
St.  Paul.  It  promotes  and  sponsors  exten- 
sive rehabilitation  of  housing  in  innercity 
areas.  This  volunteer  position  is  in  addi- 
tion to  his  duties  as  investment  manager 
in  the  bond  and  commercial  loan  depart- 
ment of  Prudential  Life  Insurance  Com- 
pany in  charge  of  an  office  in  Minneapolis. 

Thomas  A.  Mackey  is  vice-president 
and  general  sales  manager  of  Watling, 
Lerchen  c&  Company,  a  regional  brokerage 
firm  in  Detroit. 

C.  Oscar  Morong,  Jr.,  has  joined  two 
other  money-management  executives,  Ken- 
neth  L.  Holmes  '51,  and  Richard  W.  Clark 
'50,  to  form  a  new  investment  manage- 
ment firm.  Holmes  Clark  Morong  Incor- 
porated, in  New  York  City.  Oscar  was  for- 
merly with  College  Retirement  Equities 
Fund,  where  he  managed  some  $800  million 
in  stocks. 

Richard  G.  Peirce,  assistant  headmas- 
ter of  the  Chadwick  School  in  Palos  Ver- 
des,  Calif.,  has  been  named  headmaster 
of  The  Ethel  Walker  School  in  Simsbury, 
Conn.  He  will  be  the  ninth  person  to  serve 
as  head  of  the  62-year-old  girls'  boarding 
school.  His  wife  is  Dorotliy  Young  Peirce. 

Jean  MacCregor  Simon  and  her  hus- 
band. Jack,  have  announced  the  birth  of 
their  second  son,  Donald  Standish,  on  Nov. 
6.  Son  Frank  Stewart  is  almost  five.  Jack 

was  recently  promoted  to  chief  of  the 
clothing  and  textile  branch,  directorate  of 
clothing  and  textiles.  Defense  Personnel 
Support  Center  of  the  joint  staff  of  the 
armed  forces,  in  Philadelphia.  He  is  a 
lieutenant  commander  in  the  Navy. 

Harold  J.  Sutphen  returned  to  the 
States  in  March  after  service  in  Vietnam. 
He  has  been  selected  to  command  the  USS 
Kilauea  (AE-26),  the  lead  ship  in  the 
Navy's  newest  class  of  ammunition  ships. 

Lawrence  C.  Waterman  is  district 
manager  for  north  Texas  and  Oklahoma  for 
Pan  American  World  Airways  in  Dallas. 

jj'  Q     A  measure  of  socializing  mixed 
^/  ^y     with  an  opportunity  to  learn  more 
about  the  Brown  of  today,  all  tempered 
with  a  bit  of  nostalgia,  is  the  reunion  rec- 
ipe being  prepared  for  returning  class- 
mates. In  addition  to  the  traditional  social 
events  of  the  Commencement  Weekend,  a 
number  of  forums  on  "Brown — 1973"  will 
be  held  Saturday  morning  for  all  alumni 
and  alumnae.  There  also  will  be  opportu- 
nities for  members  of  the  class  to  meet 
informally  with  top-level  University  admin- 
istrators. All  in  all,  the  15th  Reunion  has 
the  makings  of  both  an  entertaining  and 
educational  weekend.  Following  the  trends 
in  higher  education,  the  1958  reunion  has 
also  gone  coed,  with  the  Brown  and  Pem- 
broke reunion  committees  joining  forces. 
The  mailing  piece  going  out  this  month 
will  provide  the  details  on  the  four-day 
gathering,  June  1-4. 

Kevit  R.  Cook  has  been  elected  presi- 
dent of  Vanguard  Ltd.,  of  Worcester,  Mass., 
a  retail  shoe  division  of  Melville  Shoe  Cor- 

Harry  L.  Frank,  III,  formerly  with 
Henry  J.  Richter  &  Company  in  St.  Louis, 
Mo.,  has  accepted  a  position  as  vice-presi- 
dent of  The  Fisher  Corporation  in  St.  Louis. 

Virginia  Coley  Gregg  and  her  husband, 
Thomas,  of  Baldwin,  N.Y.,  have  announced 
the  birth  of  their  third  son,  Benjamin  Ward, 
on  Jan.  22,  1972.  Her  husband  finished  his 
residency  in  orthopedic  surgery  a  year  ago 
and  is  now  in  private  practice. 

Dr.  Richard  C.  Hatch  has  been  pro- 
moted to  professor  of  chemistry  at  Muhlen- 
berg College  in  Allentown,  Pa.  He  earned 
his  Ph.D.  degree  at  the  University  of  New 
Hampshire.  Dick  is  the  author  of  a  text- 
book entitled  Experimental  Chemistry, 
which  was  published  in  1972  by  Van  Nos- 
trand-ReinhoId.  He  also  serves  as  faculty 
advisor  to  the  Muhlenberg  Weekly,  the 
student  newspaper. 

Charles  L.  Hughes,  Jr.,  is  an  advisory 
marketing  representative  for  IBM  Cor- 
poration in  Baltimore,  Md. 

Alan  H.  Leader  is  vice-president  of 
Leader  Thread  Corporation  in  New  York 
City,  a  sewing-thread  manufacturer. 

Steven  A.  Scliwartz  has  been  named  a 
prosecutor  in  the  Third  District  Court  in 
New  Bedford,  Mass. 

C  O    ''^"'f^''  ^-  Czuchra  has  been  elected 
^/  3^     executive  vice-president  and  chief 
administrative  officer  of  the  Oceanside 
Bank  in  Pompano  Beach,  Fla.  He  joined  the 
bank  in  early  1972  as  a  vice-president  and 
loan  officer. 


Wallis  H.  Darnley  is  principal  of  Taft 
Elementary  School  in  Uxbridge,  Mass. 

Michael  Fedeli  has  been  named  a  vice- 
president  of  Dimeo  Construction  Company 
of  Providence,  where  he  is  in  charge  of 
estimating.  He  has  been  v^rith  Dimeo  for 
eight  years. 

Dr.  Arthur  C.  Lamb,  Jr.,  has  assumed 
duties  as  chief  of  psychiatry  at  Provident 
Hospital  in  Baltimore,  Md.  He  is  respon- 
sible for  the  mental  health  services  through- 
out the  complex,  which  include  Project 
ADAPT,  the  Community  Mental  Health 
Program,  and  the  Alcoholism  Triangle  of 
Services,  as  well  as  psychiatric  services 
within  the  hospital. 

Dr.  Aaron  Seidman  has  been  named 
director  of  education  and  membership  for 
the  New  England  region  of  the  American 
Jewish  Committee  with  offices  in  Boston. 
He  did  graduate  work  at  Brandeis  and 
MIT  and  was  on  the  faculty  of  the  urban 
and  environmental  studies  program  at  Case 
Western  Reserve  University  in  Cleveland. 

William  Silver,  a  partner  in  Weiskopf, 
Silver,  Singer  &  Company,  New  York  City, 
has  been  nominated  for  re-election  to  a 
two-year  term  as  an  American  Stock  Ex- 
change industry  governor.  The  senior 
floor  official  was  one  of  ten  original  indus- 
try governors  elected  last  year  when  the 
Exchange  reconstructed  its  board  to  in- 
clude ten  industry  and  ten  public  repre- 

Bowen  H.  Tucker  is  completing  his 
third  year  as  a  member  of  the  board  of  di- 
rectors of  the  American  Civil  Liberties 
Union,  Illinois  division.  One  of  the  issues 
which  he  has  handled  through  the  ACLU 
is  the  question  of  state  aid  to  parochial 
and  private  schools.  He  is  the  lead  attorney 
of  seven  lawyers  now  handling  a  case 
before  the  three-judge  federal  court  in 
Springfield  to  challenge  the  constitutional- 
ity of  three  Illinois  statutes  which  appropri- 
ated $30  million  for  private  schools.  Bowen 
and  Jan  and  their  two  children,  Stefan  and 
Cathie,  are  living  in  Arlington  Heights. 

/lf\    Dr.  Leonard  F.  Adams,  supervising 
I7v^    psychiatric  resident  at  Michael 
Reese  Hospital  and  Medical  Center  in  Chi- 
cago since  last  year,  has  been  appointed  an 
assistant  attending  physician  in  the  depart- 
ment of  psychiatry  there. 

Alfred  C.  Jasins  is  president  of  Jasins 
&.  Sayles  Associates,  Inc.,  in  Wellesley, 

Allan  W.  Osborne  is  an  instructor  in 
English  and  associate  director  of  Shaw 
Players  &  Company  at  Shaw  University  in 
Raleigh,  N.C. 

Ron  Whittle  is  chairman  of  the  history 
department  at  The  Gunnery  School  in 
Washington,  Conn. 

David  R.  Wilson  has  been  named 
vice-president  of  the  international  division 
of  Chase  Manhattan  Bank  in  New  York 

/f -*  Dr.  F.  William.  Abbate  is  head  of 
17  JL  analytical  services  at  The  Upjohn 
Company  in  LaPorte,  Texas. 

Thomas  J.  Ballen,  Jr.,  is  Grand  Junc- 
tion district  plant  manager  of  Mountain 

Bell  Telephone  Company  in  Grand  Junc- 
tion, Colo. 

Brtice  H.  Bates  has  joined  Honeywell 
Information  Systems,  Inc.  as  a  senior  mar- 
keting representative  in  its  Manchester, 
N.H.  office. 

Francis  V.  Bonello  has  been  re-elected 
to  the  board  of  directors  of  the  Jersey 
Shore  Bank,  Long  Branch,  N.J.,  where  he 
is  also  a  vice-president  and  secretary.  Frank 
is  a  partner  in  the  law  firm  of  Anschele- 
witz,  Barr,  Ansell  &.  Bonello  of  Asbury 
Park  and  Long  Island. 

Roger  L.  Campohicci  is  counsel  in  the 
electromagnetic  and  aviation  systems  divi- 
sion of  RCA  Corporation  in  Van  Nuys, 

Isolde  Priebe  feld  and  her  husband  of 
Armonk,  N.Y.,  are  parents  of  their  third 
child  and  second  daughter,  Meredith  Leigh, 
born  Aug.  2. 

R.  Bruce  Hiland  has  joined  The  Com- 
monwealth Group  Incorporated  of  West- 
port,  Conn.,  as  vice-president.  For  the  past 
five  years  Bruce  had  been  a  management 
consultant  with  McKinsey  &  Company, 
Inc.,  in  New  York  City. 

Richard  MacKenzie  and  his  wife,  Emily 
Mott-Smith  MacKenzie  '62,  have  announced 
the  birth  of  their  third  daughter,  Hannah 
Jenkins,  on  Sept.  25.  Dick  is  associated 
with  Day,  Berry  and  Howard  in  Hartford, 

Joseph  E.  Ondrick  is  promotion  man- 
ager for  WKYC-TV  in  Cleveland,  Ohio. 

7.  Robert  Seder  has  been  appointed  to 
the  Human  Rights  Commission  in  Worces- 
ter, Mass.  After  earning  his  law  degree 
from  the  New  York  University  School  of 
Law,  Bob  joined  the  Worcester  law  firm 
of  Seder  &  Seder.  He  is  now  chairman  of 
the  board  of  the  Worcester  Legal  Services, 
Inc.,  and  a  vice-president  and  director  of 
the  Legal  Aid  Society. 

Dr.  David  W.  Sheppard  (GS),  associate 
professor  of  physics  at  Thiel  College, 
Greenville,  Pa.,  has  been  selected  an  "Out- 
standing Educator  of  America"  for  1972. 
He  received  the  award  in  recognition  of 
his  contributions  to  the  advancement  of 
higher  education  and  service  to  the  com- 
munity. He  has  been  a  member  of  the 
Thiel  faculty  for  a  decade. 

Gilbert  P.  Wright,  Jr.,  was  married  to 
Nancy  L.  Hickox  on  Dec.  16. 

/^  ^     Dr.  Michael  P.  Barron  is  in  pri- 
17^     vate  practice  of  internal  medicine 
in  Richmond,  Ky. 

Robert  O.  Bent  is  manager  of  real 
estate  evaluation  for  Standard  Oil  Com- 
pany (Indiana),  based  in  Chicago,  111. 

John  J.  Donovan  has  been  promoted 
to  manager  of  development  at  Aetna  Life 
&  Casualty  in  Wethersfield,  Conn. 

Kenneth  E.  Hogberg,  vice-president  of 
Citizens  Savings  Bank  and  Citizens  Trust 
Company,  Providence,  has  been  elected  to 
the  additional  posts  of  administrative  vice- 
president  and  director  of  Citizens  Cor- 
poration, the  one-bank  holding  company 
of  Citizens  Trust.  Ken  recently  was  gradu- 
ated from  the  program  for  management 
development  at  the  Harvard  Graduate 
School  of  Business  Administration. 

Emily  Mott-Smith  MacKenzie  and  her 

husband,  Richard  '61,  have  announcet  j 
birth  of  their  third  daughter,  Hannah  jj 
kins,  on  Sept.  25. 

Paul  K.  Murphy  is  a  partner  in  tl 
law  firm  of  Murphy  &.  Mussler  in  Lou 
ville,  Ky. 

Everett  A.  Petronio  has  been  nam 
vice-president  of  the  Rhode  Island  ch; 
of  the  Association  of  Trial  Lawyers. 

/^  ^  For  its  10th  reunion,  the  clas 
17^7  make  its  headquarters  at  Ch, 
lin  Hall  on  the  Pembroke  Campus,  wl 
a  social  hour  will  open  the  four-day  fi 
tivities.  A  class  table  will  be  available 
both  the  Alumni  Dinner  and  Campus 
Dance  later  that  evening.  On  Saturda- 
morning,  there  will  be  tours  of  the  cai 
pus  and  a  variety  of  Commencement  1 
rums.  An  important  class  meeting  wil 
held  at  Champlin  Hall  at  1  p.m.,  with 
chief  item  of  business  the  election  of  i 
officers.  Then  it's  on  the  buses  for  the  jil 
trip  to  the  Haffenreffer  Estate  in  Brist 
for  an  afternoon-through-dusk  gala  f( 
turing  a  clambake  (chicken  for  those  i  ) 
prefer),  the  music  of  The  Sunn,  softba 
and  strolling  the  grounds  which  most 
us  haven't  seen  since  Freshman  Week  w 
buses  will  get  us  back  to  Providence  i 
time  to  change  for  the  Pops  Concert  o 
the  College  Green.  An  Afterglow  Part 
back  at  headquarters  will  cap  the  ever 
For  those  who  plan  to  stay  through  d 
mencement,  there  will  be  plenty  of  ac 
on  Sunday.  We  would  like  as  many  a' 
sible  to  remain  with  us  for  the  proces 
on  Monday  morning.  Co-chairmen  for 
10th  reunion  are  Fred  A.  Parker  and  f 
Kruger  Lipsitt. 

William  R.  CaroseUi  and  his  wife 
Glenn,  of  Pittsburgh,  Pa.,  have  annoui 
the  birth  of  their  first  child,  a  son,  CI: 
Roderick,  on  Jan.  6.  Bill  is  currently  p 
ticing  law  with  the  firm  of  McArdle,  ( 
selli,  Laffey  and  Beachler  and  has  beer 
appointed  assistant  county  solicitor  fc 
Allegheny  County. 

Laurence  D.  Cherkis  has  become  -■ 
member  of  the  firm  of  Wachtell,  Lipto 
Rosen  &.  Katz  in  New  York  City. 

Dr.  Edward  D.  Maley  is  an  ortho- 
pedic surgeon  at  the  Naval  Hospital  i^ 
Portsmouth,  Va. 

Walter  A.  Stewart,  Jr.,  has  becomi 
partner  in  the  law  firm  of  Hawthorne,: 
Ackerly  and  Dorrance  in  New  Canaari 

Susan  Mowry  Strouse  is  a  counse 
East  Grand  Rapids  (Mich.)  Junior  Higi 

Michael  F.  Whitworth  has  been  re 
leased  from  the  U.S.  Air  Force  and  is 
resident  in  urology  at  the  University  c 
Maryland  Hospital  in  Baltimore. 

/^  /»  Elizabeth  Abbott  has  just  wril 
|7"Jt  a  play  as  part  of  her  work  tc 
a  master's  degree  in  drama  from  New 
York  University.  She  is  a  caseworker  1 
the  Bedford  Stuyvesant  Bureau  of  Chii 
Welfare  in  New  York  City. 

Allan  S.  Benjamin  was  married  to 
L.  Saunders  on  July  2. 



crald  A.  Bncci  and  his  wife,  Mary, 
Viiyne,  N.J.,  have  announced  the  birth 
t)ir  second  daughter,  Mary  Kara,  on 
•  l.jl.  Their  first  child,  Kirstin,  was  born 
m  1971. 

I'acirf  7-  farley  is  manager  of  person- 
1  rvices  at  Industrial  National  Bank, 

!)r.  C.  Stevens  Hammer  is  a  fourth- 
afesident  in  general  surgery  at  the 
lilrsity  of  Washington  in  Seattle. 

,>avid  L.  Htitcher  is  a  stockbroker  with 
/tj  Eastman  Dillon  Securities  in  Hous- 

Aark  S.  Hoffman  and  his  wife,  Ann 
b  Hoffman  '66,  are  living  in  Dedham, 
i<,  where  he  is  an  assistant  district 

attorney  for  Norfolk  County.  Recently,  he 
and  his  brother,  Richard,  who  is  also  an 
assistant  district  attorney,  formed  a  part- 
nership and  opened  an  office  for  the  gen- 
eral practice  of  law  in  Walpole,  Mass.  A 
few  months  ago  Mark  was  nominated  for 
selection  as  one  of  the  nation's  ten  most 
outstanding  young  men. 

Heinz  D.  Osteite  (GS)  is  an  associate 
professor  of  German  at  Northern  Illinois 

Dr.  George  A.  Vidulicli  (GS)  is  asso- 
ciate professor  of  chemistry  at  Holy  Cross 

Gloria  Berman  Weinstock  and  her 
husband,  Murray,  are  parents  of  a  daugh- 
ter, Judith  Ann,  born  August  15. 

Bruce  T.  Williams  is  an  instructor  in 
anthropology  at  the  University  of  Pitts- 
burgh campus  in  Johnstown,  Pa. 

/Z  Cf     Henry  D.  Anderson  is  a  graduate 
17^     student  at  Syracuse  University. 

Henry  R.  Bauer,  III,  who  received  his 
Ph.D.  degree  from  Stanford  University  in 
January,  is  an  assistant  professor  of  com- 
puter science  at  the  University  of  Wyoming 
in  Laramie. 

Richard  N.  Hale  is  an  assistant  to  the 
president  for  employee  relations  at  the 
State  University  of  New  York  College  of 
Arts  and  Science  at  Geneseo,  N.Y. 

K.  Sridhar  lya  (GS)  is  a  research  as- 
sociate with  the  State  University  of  New 

ne  Pincus:  A  question  about  doctors  led  to  a  book 

low  do  you  choose  a  good  doctor? 

hat  was  the  first  question  asked  at  a 
la  discussion  group  on  "women  and 
;ibodies"  which  began  meeting  in  Bos- 
1    the  spring  of  1969.  The  women  were 
it  bed  by  the  condescending  and  pater- 
lijc  attitudes  of  many  doctors  they  had 
cintered.  They  did  not  find  it  reassur- 
;  '  have  their  medical  questions  an- 
■ed  with,  "Don't  worry  your  pretty  lit- 

ad,  my  dear.  Just  leave  everything  to 
;.  But  when  group  members  tried  to 
mle  a  list  of  "good"  local  gynecologist- 
s.tricians,  they  discovered  that  they 
etd  to  learn  more  about  their  own  bod- 
:i  i  fore  they  could  intelligently  evaluate 
it  al  information.  So  instead  of  rating 
sn  doctors,  the  group  researched  and 
■c'  a  handbook  on  women's  health 
1^1  has  sold  several  hundred  thousand 
ps  in  three  different  versions. 

)ne  of  the  original  members  of  the 
dj — now  called  the  Boston  Women's 
!<h  Book  Collective — was  Jane  Kates 
■\  s  '59.  On  a  recent  weekday  morning, 
nfincus  shared  a  cup  of  coffee  in  her 
iling  Cambridge  apartment  and  talked 
C:  how  the  project  has  affected  her 
eAlthough  she  was  soon  to  leave  for 
ni-week  tour  to  promote  Our  Bodies, 
.lelves  (Simon  and  Schuster,  $8.95  cloth; 
.S  paper),  Ms.  Pincus  did  not  dwell  on 
sook's  most  recent  incarnation  as  a 
Sieller  on  the  list  of  a  large  commercial 
•shing  house. 

The  most  important  thing  to  me,"  she 
y  "has  been  the  process  of  working 
.t  others.  The  project  gave  me  specific 
)  to  do  at  a  time  of  my  life  when  I 
a,'  needed  it.  As  a  mother  of  two  young 
iren,  I  had  a  sense  of  isolation,  so  it 
i  exciting  to  be  part  of  a  group  and  to 
■  deadlines."  When  the  12  members 

e  collective  began  to  assemble  infor- 
a^n  on  women  and  health,  they  had  no 
eof  producing  a  book.  They  planned  to 
Sirch  and  write  papers  on  the  topics 
•  interested  them  and  to  use  the  papers 

as  a  basis  for  a  course  they  wanted  to 
present.  Since  Ms.  Pincus  had  just  had  her 
second  child,  she  wrote  the  paper  on  preg- 
nancy. "I  tried  to  create  a  link  between  the 
experiences  of  lay  women  and  the  infor- 
mation that  is  presented  in  medical  text- 
books," she  says.  "It's  important  for  women 
to  realize  that  their  own  individual  experi- 
ences and  feelings  are  valid  and  shouldn't 
be  discounted." 

Eventually,  all  the  papers  were  printed 
and  bound  together  in  an  inexpensive  edi- 
tion by  the  New  England  Free  Press.  After 
the  book  sold  out  several  printings  and  ac- 
quired an  underground  reputation  for  ac- 
curacy and  usefulness,  the  women  decided 
to  expand  the  book  and  publish  it  commer- 
cially so  it  would  reach  a  wider  audience. 
Since  two  publishing  houses  were  inter- 
ested, the  collective  was  able  to  bargain 
for  the  offer  of  a  70  percent  discount  on 
the  book  to  health  clinics.  Another  clue 
that  Our  Bodies,  Ourselves  is  an  unusual 
venture  for  establishment  publishing  is  a 

Jane  Pincus:  hlo  one  expected  a  best  seller. 

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line  on  the  back  cover  that  asks  the  pur- 
chaser to  "Please  share  this  book  with 

Our  Bodies,  Ourselves  presents  a  wide 
range  of  subjects  from  the  woman's  point 
of  view,  including  anatomy,  sexuality,  birth 
control,  abortion,  nutrition,  childbearing, 
menopause,  and  common  medical  problems 
of  women.  According  to  Jane  Pincus,  the 
project  started  because  the  women  involved 
"wanted  to  be  able  to  confront  doctors  as 
intelligent  people  instead  of  as  children." 
The  book  provides  the  tools  to  interpret 
medical  advice  and  tells  women  what  they 
have  a  right  to  expect  from  their  physi- 
cians. Still,  says  Ms.  Pincus,  it's  usually  a 
long  internal  process  to  be  able  to  over- 
come your  intimidation  of  doctors  enough 
to  insist  on  answers  to  questions.  "You 
have  to  learn  not  to  crumble  at  the  first 
sign  of  displeasure,"  she  says.  "And  it's 
important  to  remember  that  doctors  don't 
always  agree  among  themselves.  If  one 
doctor  says  something  you  don't  like,  go 
to  another  one."  Where  the  medical  pro- 
fession is  concerned,  that  sort  of  talk  could 
pass  for  dangerously  radical  advice.  Still, 
there  are  physicians  who  have  gone  on  rec- 
ord in  praise  of  Our  Bodies,  Ourselves. 
According  to  Maria  Storch,  assistant  pro- 
fessor of  obstetrics  and  gynecology  at  a 
New  York  medical  school,  "You  could  have 
more  confidence  in  it  than  in  almost  any- 
think  else  I've  ever  seen  that  has  been  pub- 
lished in  reasonable  language." 

Now  that  the  work  on  the  book  is 
completed,  Jane  Pincus  isn't  sure  what  she'll 
do  next.  The  health  collective  still  meets 
once  a  week,  and  several  members,  includ- 
ing Jane,  are  thinking  about  writing  on  the 
subject  of  parenthood.  Meanwhile,  she  says, 
"I'm  concentrating  on  playing  the  flute." 
She  is  married  to  Ed  Pincus  '60,  who 
teaches  filmmaking  at  MIT,  and  who  is 
now  in  the  middle  of  making  a  five-year, 
autobiographical  film  using  cinema  verite 
techniques.  The  two  Pincus  children  are 
Sami,  7,  and  Benjamin,  4.  A.B. 


York  at  Binghamton. 

John  R.  Mnrquis  is  a  member  of  the 
Holland,  Mich.,  law  firm  of  Cunningham, 
Hann  and  Marquis. 

Bernard  V.  O'Neill,  ]r.  (GS)  is  an  as- 
sistant professor  of  biometry  at  Louisiana 
State  University's  medical  center  in  New 

William  Pilhbury  is  senior  curator  of 
decorative  arts  for  the  State  Department 
of  Education  in  New  York.  He  did  his 
graduate  study  at  the  Henry  DuPont  Win- 
terthur  Museum. 

lames  Schreiber  and  his  wife,  Linda 
Bedrick  Schreiber  '66,  have  announced  the 
birth  of  quadruplets,  Amanda  Justine,  Dan- 
ielle Melissa,  Elisabeth  Rachel,  and  Zachary 
Jared,  on  Dec.  30.  The  babies'  older  sister, 
Samantha  Lauren,  is  almost  three.  Since 
1969  Jim  has  been  a  prosecutor  in  the  U.S. 
Attorney's  Office  for  the  Southern  District 
of  New  York,  where  he  is  currently  work- 
ing on  cases  involving  securities  frauds. 
The  Schreibers  live  in  New  York  City. 

Stanley  ].  Schretter  and  his  wife,  Ju- 
dith Drazen  Schretter  '68,  of  Flanders,  N.J., 
have  announced  the  birth  of  their  second 
daughter,  Robin  Lynn,  on  Jan.  29.  Mindy, 
their  first  child,  is  almost  six.  Stan  is  com- 
pleting the  requirements  for  his  doctorate 
at  Brown  and  expects  to  receive  his  degree 
this  June. 

Michael  H.  Stone,  a  C.P.A.,  is  an  au- 
ditor with  Arthur  Andersen  &.  Company 
in  Philadelphia. 

/I /I     Barry  Z.  Aframe  has  been  named 
W     an  assistant  counsel  at  State  Mu- 
tual Life  Assurance  Company  in  Worces- 
ter, Mass.  A  graduate  of  the  University  of 
Pennsylvania  Law  School,  he  joined  the 
company  in  1969  and  was  appointed  an 
attorney  the  same  year. 

Laurel  Blank  Andrew  and  her  husband, 
David,  are  the  winners  of  the  Founders' 
Award  for  the  best  article  on  architectural 
history  by  younger  scholars  published  in 
the  Society  of  Architectural  Historians 
Journal  in  1971.  Their  subject  was  "The 
Four  Mormon  Temples  in  Utah."  The  So- 
ciety of  Architectural  Historians,  with  an 
international  membership  of  4,000,  presents 
this  award  annually. 

Robert  V.  Dewey,  Jr.,  is  an  attorney 
with  the  Peoria,  111.,  law  firm  of  Heyl, 
Royster,  Voelker  &  Allen. 

Thomas  M.  Jeffris  has  been  promoted 
in  the  domestic  marketing  division  of 
Parker  Pen  Company,  with  his  new  duties 
including  coordination  of  national  accounts. 
He  will  also  be  responsible  for  chain-drug, 
fc-od-broker,  and  duty-free  shop  sales. 

Richard  S.  Kops  was  married  to  Alice 
M.  Zaleski  of  Middletown,  N.J.,  on  Dec.  21. 
He  is  a  third-year  student  at  New  York 
Medical  College.  His  father  was  the  late 
Richard  S.  Kops  '34. 

Alexander  5.  Kritzalis  is  an  associate 
in  the  law  firm  of  Burlingham,  Underwood 
&  Lord  in  New  York  City. 

Neil  R.  Markson  and  his  wife,  Susan, 
of  Concord,  Mass.,  announce  the  birth  of 
their  first  child,  a  daughter,  Jennifer  Claire, 
on  Feb.  9.  Neil  is  associated  with  the  Bos- 

ton law  firm  of  Hutchins  and  Wheeler. 

William  R.  Powell  and  his  wife,  Mary 
DeVore  Porter  Powell  '67,  have  moved  to 
Morgantown,  W.Va.,  where  Bill  is  assistant 
professor  of  mechanical  engineering  and 
mechanics  at  West  Virginia  University. 

Linda  Bedrick  Schreiber  and  her  hus- 
band, ]atnes  '65,  have  announced  the  birth 
of  quadruplets,  Amanda  Justine,  Danielle 
Melissa,  Elisabeth  Rachel,  and  Zachary 
Jared,  on  Dec.  30.  The  babies'  older  sister, 
Samantha  Lauren,  is  almost  3. 

/f  PJT     Gerald  D.  Brody  was  married  to 
Vy       Pamela  J.  Harig  of  Grosse  Pcinte, 
Mich.,  on  Oct.  1.  He  is  the  son  of  Hazel 
Antine  Brody  '30  and  Ned  L.  Brody  '31. 

Carl  S.  Cainphell  has  been  released 
from  the  U.S.  Air  Force  and  is  a  senior 
at  Schiller  College  in  West  Germany. 

Dana  Carton  Caprio  and  her  husband, 
Anthony,  have  co-authored  a  college-level 
French  textbook  which  came  on  the  market 
in  January.  It  is  called  Reflets  de  la  femme, 
published  by  Van  Nostrand-Reinhold. 

Ronald  S.  Clark  and  his  wife,  Deborah, 
have  announced  the  birth  of  their  first 
child,  a  son,  Gregory  Sterling,  on  Jan.  25. 

E.  Martin  Dudgeon  is  a  trainee  at 
Manufacturers  Hanover  Trust  in  New 
York  City. 

David  S.  Vroehlich,  who  is  an  environ- 
mental planner  and  received  his  master  of 
regional  planning  degree  from  the  Univer- 
sity of  North  Carolina,  is  employed  by  the 
Bucks  County  Planning  Commission  in 
Doylestown,  Pa. 

Thomas  F.  Caffney  has  been  named 
controller  of  Masury-Columbia  Company 
in  Elmhurst,  III.  He  had  been  assistant  cor- 
porate controller  for  the  parent  company, 

John  R.  Hall,  Jr.,  was  married  to  Jean 
B.  Horky  of  Brookville,  Pa.,  on  Dec.  2.  The 
groom's  father  is  John  R.  Hall  '34.  Other 
Brown  alumni  in  attendance  were  James 
Castellan,  Ronald  Clark,  and  the  groom's 
uncle,  Walter  R.  Hall  '40. 

Arthur  W.  Henne  is  teaching  English 
at  The  Park  School  in  Brooklandville,  Md. 

Judy  Marks  Hershon  and  her  husband, 
Stuart,  of  Great  Neck,  N.Y.,  are  parents 
of  a  daughter,  Joanna  Brett,  born  June  20. 

Dr.  Sumner  J.  Hoisington,  Jr.  (GS)  has 
been  appointed  assistant  commissioner  for 
research  and  planning  in  the  Massachusetts 
Department  of  Public  Welfare  and  will 
work  out  of  Boston.  He  previously  had 
worked  with  the  U.S.  Department  of  Health, 
Education  and  Welfare. 

Jeffrey  R.  Jones  is  a  senior  associate 
programmer  with  IBM  in  Yorktown  Heights, 

Ronald  J.  Leavitt  is  a  resident  in  or- 
thopedic surgery  at  Mount  Sinai  Hospital 
in  New  York  City. 

Jean  Piatt  Nwachuku  is  a  scientific 
programming  analyst  for  Pratt  &  Whitney 
Aircraft  in  Elartford,  Conn. 

Paul  J.  Olenick  is  living  in  Baltimore 
while  working  on  his  Ph.D.  dissertation  in 
political  science  as  a  non-resident  student 
at  the  University  of  Massachusetts.  His 
wife  has  a  position  as  a  research  assistant 
in  the  biology  department  of  Johns  Hop- 
kins University. 

Mary  DeVore  Porter  Powell  and  I 
husband,  William  '66,  have  moved  to   !■. 
gantown,  W.Va.,  where  he  is  assistant  k 
fessor  of  mechanical  engineering  and  :  ■ 
chanics  at  West  Virginia  University. 

C.  Keith  Riggs  has  been  promotec 
manager  of  security  programs  with  T\ 
His  main  responsibility  is  dealing  withj 
hijacking  programs. 

Lawrence  M.  Scl^enck  has  been  re  g 
from  the  U.S.  Air  Force  and  is  pursuin  i 
M.S. A.  degree  at  the  University  of  Roi  . 

Howard  E.  Snyder  has  joined  the 
firm  of  Efron,  Black  &  Epstein  in  Allei 
town.  Pa.,  as  an  associate. 

D.  Nathan  Sumner  has  accepted  a 
sition  as  public  programs  officer  for  th 
National  Endowment  for  the  Humanit 
Washington,  D.C.  His  wife.  Nan  McC 
Sumner  '71  GS,  has  assumed  her  hush, 
position  as  assistant  professor  for  the 
spring  term  at  North  Dakota  State  Un 
sity,  where  she  is  teaching  English  anc 
ciology.  The  couple  expects  to  be  movi 
to  Washington  in  June. 

Linnea  Stewart  was  married  to  Le 
M.  Gillman  on  Oct.  13.  She  has  receiv< 
an  M.S.  degree  from  Virginia  Polytech 
University  and  they  are  living  in  Den\ 

Barbara  Witten  is  employed  as  a  I 
ment  specialist  for  Community  Treatrr 
Services,  a  division  of  the  Pennsylvani 
Department  of  Justice. 

Zl  O  The  "big"  thing  about  our  5tJ  ■ 
VO  union  is  that  it  is  combined.  ' 
classes  plan  to  build  the  four-day  gath  j 
around  the  traditional  Commencement 
events,  but  full  details  will  be  providec 
a  mailing  some  time  this  month.  Co-cli 
men  for  the  affair  are  Marc  S.  Koplik  , 
Shelley  Tidier  Cohen. 

Frederick  W.  Arnold,  IV,  was  mar 
to  Joan  L.  Potter  on  Dec.  9. 

David  C.  Ennis  was  married  to  Eli 
beth  A.  Burke  of  New  Salem,  N.Y.,  on  : 
23.  Jeffrey  Walters  was  best  man  and  I  f 
Blodgett  was  an  usher.  Dave  is  a  comn  ■ 
cations  consultant  for  the  New  York  T 
phone  Company  in  Albany,  N.Y. 

Richard  I.  Cause  has  completed  hi 
first  year  of  service  as  president  and  cl  • 
man  of  the  board  of  trustees  of  New  E 
land  Technical  Institute  in  Providence.  '■ 
ing  this  year  NETI  has  grown  to  be  th 
second  largest  private  technical  school 
southern  New  England.  Other  member 
the  board  of  trustees  include  Steven  M 
zer  and  Paul  D.  Connors  '36. 

Alan  C.  Johnston  is  a  graduate  as- 
ant  and  resident  director  of  Scott  Quai 
rangle,  a  dormitory  at  Ohio  University 

Robert  H.  Letner,  a  computer  prog  '■ 
mer/analyst,  is  an  associate  in  the  syst 
economics  department  of  PRC  System- 
ences  Company  in  McLean,  Va. 

Howard  N.  Robinson  has  received 
M.D.  degree  from  St.  Louis  University  I 
is  a  first-year  resident  in  surgery  at  tht 
University  of  Florida. 

John  H.  Schiering  is  director  of  op  ' 
tions  with  Old  Harbor  Industries,  Inc., 
Hyannisport,  Mass. 


dith  Drazen  Schretter  and  her  hus- 
t<fefrtii/e;/  '65,  of  Flanders,  N.J.,  have 
icflced  the  birth  of  their  second  daugh- 
,  !ibin  Lynn,  on  Jan.  29.  Mindy,  their 
t  lild,  is  almost  six. 

■rrt  Sedgewick  is  a  Ph.D.  candidate 
inputer  science  program  at  Stan- 
u  niversity. 

,'ir  C.  Solon  (GS)  is  an  assistant  pro- 
linguistics  at  California  State 
:\  in  Fullerton. 

'yonald  P.  Ziuno  and  his  wife, 
Spring  Zinno  '69,  have  announced 
of  their  first  child,  a  son,  Matthew 
on  Jan.  4. 

•  I    SoDuaii  R.  Beaupre  (GS)  of  Saint 
11'     Francis  College  in  Biddeford, 
lii,  has  been  named  a  member  of  the 
miities  advisory  group  of  the  Maine 
iftTommission  on  the  Arts  and  Hu- 
n  es. 

t-Mi7/  B.  Callaivay  is  a  statistician  in 

lier  quality  division  for  the  State  of 
.\.le\ico's  environmental  improvement 
:r'.  He  is  based  in  Santa  Fe. 

\itt  Chin  is  a  program  analyst  with 
jsighouse  Corporation  in  Hyde  Park, 
js  He's  also  working  on  his  M.B.A.  at 
sti  University  in  the  evening  hours. 

I'hcritie  A.  Gregg  entered  the  Uni- 
t  North  Carolina  School  of  Social 
ji  la^t  fall  and  is  working  toward  an 
SJ.  degree  in  the  field  of  management 
i  fvelopment  of  human  service  re- 
jr  s,  a  degree  requirement  she  expects 
cnplete  this  spring. 

'/ill  Keany  is  a  research  assistant  and 
X  candidate  in  oceanography  at  the 
li'rsity  of  Rhode  Island. 

anne  IV.  Libby  spent  last  summer 
r  ii;  and  traveling  in  Japan.  She  is  an 
1'mI  assistant  at  D.  C.  Heath  &  Com- 
;i  n  Lexington,  Mass. 

hotnas  C.  McKlveen  has  been  re- 
iS'  from  the  U.S.  Coast  Guard  and  is 
ijxyed  by  J.  H.  McKlveen  &  Company, 
\rie  City,  Iowa,  retail  building  mate- 
If  nd  lumber  yard  firm. 

':o'7iiTs  E.  Pecklintn  is  an  attorney 
ng  in  tax  work  and  estate  plan- 
rhe  First  National  Bank  of  Bos- 

ric  Rodenburg  has  been  graduated 
tim  M.S.  in  biostatistics  from  the 
■B'late  School  of  Public  Health  at  the 
li  rsitv  of  Pittsburgh.  He  is  working  in 
h,  Afghanistan  with  a  team  from 
at  Buffalo,  performing  a  service  for 
ghani  government  by  doing  a  demo- 
ic  survey  of  the  country.  Later,  he 
to  study  the  response  of  the  people 
ciily  planning  activities,  a  program 

being  funded  by  AID. 
rank  A.  Scofield  and  his  wife,  Nancy, 
announced  the  birth  of  a  son,  Alex- 
Whiting,  on  Oct.  17. 
'.onald  A.  Seff,  who  expects  to  receive 
.D.  degree  from  the  University  of 
land  in  June,  will  become  a  medical 
I  in  July  at  Maryland  General  Hos- 
in  Baltimore. 
ouanne  Spring  Zii\no  and  her  hus- 

band, Dr.  Ronald  P.  Zinno  '68,  have  an- 
nounced the  birth  of  their  first  child,  a 
son,  Matthew  Gerald,  on  Jan.  4. 

^J f\    Richard  S.  Aldrich,  Jr.,  was  mar- 
/  \J    ried  to  Isabel  T.  Potter  of  New 
York  City  on  Dec.  30.  He  is  attending 
Vanderbilt  Law  School. 

Dr.  Marcel  Ausloos  (GS)  is  on  leave 
of  absence  from  Temple  University,  where 
he  was  a  research  assistant  in  the  physics 
department.  He  is  now  a  visiting  professor 
at  the  Freie  University  of  Berlin  (Germany) 
Institut  fur  Theoretische  Physik.  Dr.  Aus- 
loos received  his  Ph.D.  degree  from  Tem- 

Stephen  D.  Either  was  married  to  Kris- 
ten  S.  Lape  of  Harpswell,  Maine,  on  Dec. 
30.  He  is  a  teacher  in  the  school  adminis- 
trative district  75  in  Topsham,  Maine. 

The  Rev.  Thomas  D.  Feehan  (GS),  the 
first  priest  to  receive  a  doctorate  from 
Brown's  philosophy  department,  has  been 
promoted  to  associate  professor  of  philos- 
ophy at  Holy  Cross. 

Ens.  John  Hammett,  USN,  was  mar- 
ried to  Nancy  G.  Byrne  of  Hartsdale,  N.Y., 
on  Jan.  20.  Samuel  C.  Coale  (GS)  was 
best  man  and  Robert  B.  Avery  and  John  A. 
Leal  were  ushers.  At  home:  73  Keene  St., 

After  graduation,  Richard  H.  Hornik 
entered  the  School  of  Public  and  Interna- 
tional Affairs  at  George  Washington  Uni- 
versity as  a  candidate  for  an  A.M.  degree 
in  Russian  studies.  After  a  year  he  ac- 
cepted a  position  as  a  researcher  for  the 
National  Journal,  completing  his  course 
work  on  a  part-time  basis.  Last  December 
he  joined  the  staff  of  the  National  Com- 
mission on  Productivity  in  Washington, 
D.C.  as  a  writer/editor,  a  position  he  still 
holds.  Dick  expects  to  receive  his  degree 
from  George  Washington  early  this  spring. 
He  was  married  to  Susan  Barney  of  Gil- 
manton,  N.H.,  on  May  28,  1972.  Stanley 
Es-ikoff  was  best  man  and  Peter  Kramer 
and  Robert  Dorin  '69  were  ushers. 

Suzanne  A.  Kalbach,  after  completing 
the  one-year  M.A.T.  program  at  the  Har- 
vard Graduate  School  of  Education,  is 
teaching  English  at  a  high  school  in  Cam- 
den, N.J.,  and  living  in  Philadelphia. 

Jeffrey  J.  Kaolart  has  received  an 
M.B.A.  degree  from  New  York  University 
and  is  an  account  manager  in  the  corpo- 
rate banking  group  of  The  First  National 
City  Bank  in  New  York  City. 

Jeffrey  R.  Peters  has  been  appointed 
acting  editor  of  the  County  Leader  and  the 
Havertown  Leader  in  Newtown  Square,  Pa. 
Jeff  has  served  with  the  Leader  in  a  variety 
of  functions  for  the  past  two  years. 

Brian  E.  Rohde  has  received  his  M.B.A. 
degree  from  Amos  Tuck  School  of  Dart- 
mouth College  and  is  a  management  con- 
sultant at  Management  Analysis  Center  in 
Cambridge,  Mass. 

David  M.  Tardy  is  teaching  economics 
at  Caulfield  Institute  of  Technology  in 
Victoria,  Australia. 

Gregory  B.  Watdron  is  senior  person- 
nel representative  for  the  New  York  region 
of  TWA  with  headquarters  at  Kennedy  In- 
ternational Airport  in  Jamaica,  N.Y. 

n't      Gordon  E.  Allen  has  accepted  a 
/   J.     new  position  as  branch  manager 
of  the  Tilo  Company  in  Springfield,  Pa. 

Ralph  Begleiter,  formerly  a  news 
writer  for  WTOP-TV,  Washington,  D.C, 
has  been  named  an  editor  for  WTOP  Non- 
stop News  Radio.  A  former  writer  for  ABC 
Radio  in  New  York  City,  Ralph  joined  the 
TV  station  a  year  ago  after  earning  a 
master's  degree  from  the  Columbia  Uni- 
versity Graduate  School  of  Journalism. 

Ardath  A.  Goldstein  is  a  member  of 
the  Black  Mountain  College  project  at  the 
North  Carolina  Museum  of  Art  in  Raleigh. 

Irwin  Goldstein  has  been  reappointed 
athletic  representative  for  the  Brown  Alumni 
Association  of  Greater  Montreal.  He  is  in 
his  second  year  of  medical  school  at  Mc- 
Gill  University. 

Daniel  F.  Grossman  was  married  to 
Dana  M.  Cook  on  May  28.  He  is  manu- 
facturing and  selling  a  locking  ski  rack  to 
ski  areas  under  the  firm  name  of  Lock-Up 
Ski  Security  Systems. 

Patricia  L.  Huff  was  married  to  Francis 
M.  Dorer,  Jr.,  of  Reston,  Va.,  on  June  10 
in  Vienna,  Va.  Nancy  P.  Pope  '70  was  maid 
of  honor.  Patricia  is  a  computer  specialist 
with  the  Social  Security  Administration  in 

Doug  Jones  is  with  the  history  depart- 
ment of  The  Gunnery  School  in  Washing- 
ton, Conn.,  teaching  anthropology  and  ar- 

Mark  K.  Lahey  is  an  investment  ad- 
visor with  the  First  National  Bank  of  Chi- 

Kathryn  E.  Lenihan  (GS)  has  been  ap- 
pointed dean  of  research  and  educational 
services  at  Southwest  College  in  Chicago. 
She  has  served  as  Southwest's  financial  aid 
officer  since  July,  1971. 

Robert  W.  Lynch  has  joined  the  engi- 
neering firm  of  David  Volkert  &  Associates 
of  Washington,  D.C,  as  a  structural  de- 
sign engineer. 

7o/ui  F.  Mastroianni,  Jr.,  is  a  graduate 
student  at  Trinity  College  in  Oxford,  Eng- 

Samuel  J.  Merrell  is  a  production  di- 
rector for  WKBW  Radio  in  Buffalo,  N.Y. 

Hope  Carr  Sivanson  is  a  graphic  artist 
for  the  Cliquer  (Minn.)  Public  Schools. 

Robert  M.  Weaver  is  an  excavator  and 
consultant  on  historical  artifacts  at  the 
Ozette  archeological  site  of  Washington 
State  University  in  Sekiv,  Wash. 

Sue  Wotiz  has  been  chosen  alumni 
schools  committee  chairman  and  president 
of  the  Brown  University  Alumni/Alumnae 
Association  of  Greater  Montreal.  Sue  is 
currently  a  lab  technician  at  the  Royal 
Victoria  Hospital  in  Montreal.  Her  address: 
3580  Lome  Ave.,  Apt.  1308,  Montreal  130, 
Quebec,  Canada. 

Dr.  Anthony  J.  Zelano  (GS),  a  physical 
chemist,  is  an  engineer  specialist  with  Mc- 
Donnell Douglas  Astronautics  Corporation 
in  Hunt  Beach,  Calif. 

py  ^      Francis  C.  Blessington  (GS)  has 
/   ^u     been  appointed  assistant  professor 
of  English  at  Northeastern  University.  He 
joined  the  faculty  in  1964  as  a  teaching 
fellow  and  was  promoted  to  instructor  in 


Oliver  D.  Cromwell,  after  hitchhiking 
through  Europe  this  past  summer  and  fall, 
has  begun  work  in  the  trust  division  of 
Bankers  Trust  in  New  York  City.  He's 
living  in  Greenwich  Village  and  is  attend- 
ing night  courses  at  NYU  to  work  on  an 

Leonard  H.  Horovitz  is  a  first-year 
medical  student  at  the  University  of  Ver- 

Beth  E.  Irving  is  a  graduate  student  at 
The  Wujs  Institute,  the  international  gradu- 
ate center  for  Hebrew  and  Jewish  studies 
in  Arad,  Israel. 

William  T.  Liddicoet  is  a  personnel 
management  specialist  with  the  National 
Institute  of  Education,  Department  of 
Health,  Education  and  Welfare,  in  Wash- 
ington, D.C. 

Richard  K.  Porter  (GS)  is  a  research 
and  development  chemist  with  Universal 
Chemicals  Corporation  in  Ashton,  R.I. 

Doug  Price,  the  former  weightman  at 
Brown,  had  quite  a  birthday  celebration  in 
February.  The  235-pounder,  who  turned  23 
Feb.  17,  won  the  shot-put  event  in  the  U.S. 
Olympic  Invitation  Indoor  Track  Meet 
with  a  heave  of  55  feet,  six  inches. 

Richard  K.  Sisson  is  an  electrical  en- 
gineer with  Raytheon  Company  in  Ports- 
mouth, R.I. 

Ben  Wiles  was  married  to  Sharon  A. 
Linderman  on  Dec.  29.  He  is  a  law  student 
at  New  York  University. 

fy  ^     Dana  M.  Cook  was  married  to 
/  ^     Daniel  F.  Grossman  '71  on  May 
28.  Dan  is  manufacturing  and  selling  a 
locking  ski  rack  to  ski  areas  under  the 
name  of  Lock-Up  Ski  Security  Systems.  He 
is  working  from  his  home  in  East  Thet- 
ford,  Vt. 


in  Gardiner,  Maine,  Dec.  5.  He  was  super- 
intendent of  schools  in  Gardiner  until  his 
retirement  in  1939.  He  received  his  Ed.M. 
degree  from  Harvard  Graduate  School  in 
1931.  Before  becoming  superintendent,  Mr. 
Chaffee  was  principal  of  Gardiner  High 
School  from  1914  to  1923  and  headmaster 
of  Antrim  (N.H.)  High  School,  There  are 
no  known  survivors. 

a  retired  chemist  who  founded  Gardner 
Laboratory  in  Bethesda,  Md.,  in  1924,  died 
Jan.  27  at  his  home  in  Chevy  Chase.  He 
attended  Brown  for  one  semester  before 
transferring  to  the  University  of  Pennsyl- 
vania, where  he  earned  his  degree  in  1908. 
He  was  awarded  an  honorary  doctor  of 
science  degree  from  Lehigh  in  1928.  During 
World  War  I,  Dr.  Gardner  served  as  a 
lieutenant  in  the  U.S.  Army.  Gardner  Lab- 
oratory, the  firm  he  founded  nearly  50 
years  ago,  pioneered  in  the  establishment 
of  physical  measurement  standards  and 
equipment  for  industrial  and  governmental 
organizations.  Dr.  Gardner  is  the  author  of 
many  books  on  paints,  varnishes,  and  re- 
lated materials,  including  the  12  editions 
of  Physical  Examination  of  Paints,  Var- 
nishes, Lacquers,  and  Colors.  He  is  sur- 
vived by  his  widow,  Mary  B.  Gardner, 
West  Irving  St.,  Chevy  Chase. 

suddenly  March  9  at  his  home  in  Roches- 
ter, N.Y.  For  46  years  prior  to  his  retire- 
ment in  1957,  he  served  as  mathematics 
teacher  and  baseball  coach  at  The  Middle- 
sex School  in  Concord,  Mass.,  where  he 
was  also  head  of  the  mathematics  depart- 
ment. "Chic"  Raymond  was  one  of  the 
University's  finest  baseball  players  and 
was  elected  to  the  Brown  Athletic  Hall  of 
Fame  in  1971.  Still  regarded  by  the  old- 
timers  as  one  of  the  finest  college  catchers 
of  his  era,  Raymond  had  a  strong  and 
accurate  arm.  Prof.  Walter  H.  Snell  '13  re- 
calls Raymond  ordering  "tough"  hitters 
walked  intentionally  so  that  he  could  get 
them  out  by  picking  them  off  first  base. 
Theta  Delta  Chi.  He  is  survived  by  his 
widow,  Mildred  Libby  Raymond,  45  Birch- 
brook  Drive,  Rochester. 

in  Providence,  Jan.  29.  He  retired  in  1954 
as  Rhode  Island-area  force  and  expense 
supervisor  of  the  New  England  Telephone 
Company  in  Providence,  after  43  years  of 
service,  all  in  the  Rhode  Island  area.  Mr. 
Kenyon  was  a  life  member  of  the  Tele- 
phone Pioneers.  Sigma  Nu.  His  foster  son 
is  Alexander  H.  Bennett,  618  East  28th  St., 
Paterson,  N.J. 

in  Boston,  Jan.  11,  while  walking  in  the 
downtown  area.  Most  of  his  adult  life  was 
spent  working  with  youth.  Starting  as  a 
teacher,  he  later  became  superintendent  of 
schools  in  southern  Vermont  and  eventually 

was  appointed  director  of  the  educatiori 
and  recreation  program  at  the  Auburn  i 
(N.Y.)  State  Prison,  After  his  retiremen 
years  ago,  Mr,  Low  became  an  avid  fol  i 
lower  of  the  Brown  sports  teams  from  1 
"base"  at  Boston's  Hotel  Essex.  He  new 
drove  a  car,  so  much  of  his  travel  time  ' 
spent  on  the  rails  or  "bouncing  along"  ,' 
the  buses.  As  recently  as  two  years  ago,\'i 
he  was  82,  Mr,  Low  made  all  of  Brown'' 
freshman  football  games,  where  he  was; 
familiar  sight  following  the  play  up  anc' 
down  the  sidelines.  An  electric  scoreboi 
he  donated  in  1966  has  served  track,  so 
and  lacrosse,  and  his  donations  also  xm 
possible  the  scoreboard  and  dugouts  at 
the  baseball  field.  In  1969  Brown  celebr 
a  "Ralph  B.  Low  Day,"  with  President  I 
L.  Heffner  signing  a  proclamation  that  ' 
stressed  Mr.  Low's  belief  in  "competith' 
athletics  as  an  essential  part  of  the  schi 
curriculum  and  as  a  vehicle  which  prov' 
the  opportunity  for  physical,  mental,  ai' 
spiritual  growth  in  our  young  people."  ' 
is  survived  by  a  nephew,  the  Rev,  Albe:^ 
Low  '36,  St.  Francis  of  Assisi  Rectory,  i 
Fellsway  West,  Medford,  Mass. 

in  Wakefield,  R,I,,  Feb,  7.  A  longtime 
investment  broker,  he  was  vice-preside 
the  Atlas  Corporation  of  New  York  wh 
he  retired.  Following  Army  duty  in  Wo 
War  I,  he  became  a  partner  in  the  stocl 
exchange  firm  of  Maynard,  Oakley  &  L 
rence  in  New  York  City  and  later  joinei 
the  Atlas  Corporation,  He  was  a  memh 
of  the  Council  of  Foreign  Relations  in  I 
York,  Alpha  Delta  Phi.  His  widow  is  Ei 
M.  Sawin,  Shadblow  Farm,  Wakefield. 

in  Cortland,  N.Y.,  Dec.  24.  He  was  pres 
dent  and  owner  of  Ames  Chevrolet  Inc. 
Cortland  for  over  50  years.  Alpha  Delt; 
Phi.  His  widow  is  Helen  H.  Ames,  8  Co  f 
Drive,  Cortland.  j 

in  Providence,  Feb.  7.  He  had  served  as 
civil  engineer  at  the  U.S.  Naval  Constrif 
tion  Battalion  Center  in  Davisville,  R.I.. 
was  a  former  president  and  secretary  o: 
the  Rhode  Island  Society  of  Professioni 
Engineers.  Sigma  Nu.  His  widow  is  Kali 
erine  Clark  Johnson,  85  Norton  Ave. 

in  North  Miami  Beach,  Fla.,  Jan.  26.  He 
was  a  partner  in  the  architectural  firm ' 
Barker  &  Turoff  until  retiring  five  year 
ago.  A  World  War  I  veteran,  Mr.  Turol 
received  his  Sc.B.  degree  from  Carnegie 
stitute  of  Technology  in  Pittsburgh  in  1 
He  designed  many  Rhode  Island  buildii 
and  was  instrumental  in  converting  th^ 
Jewish  Orphanage  of  Rhode  Island  bui. 
ing  into  the  present  Miriam  Hospital.  I 
served  on  the  Providence  Building  Boat' 
Review  and  was  a  member  of  the  Amei' 
can  Institute  of  Architects.  His  widow  ■; 
Sally  S.  Turoff,  2920  Point  East  Drive,  { 



lilivacationing  in  Boca  Raton,  Fla.,  Jan. 
,  1)9.  A  former  president  of  Poirier  & 
:Lie  Corporation  of  Yonkers,  N.Y.,  he 
IS  lairman  of  the  board  of  the  engi- 
er  g  and  contracting  firm  at  the  time  of 
;  tith.  Leaving  Brown  after  his  sopho- 
ir,  Mr.  Jordan  graduated  from 
_  aiversity  and  started  with  Poirier  & 
.Lie  as  a  junior  engineer.  He  started  at 
;  Ittom  ("they  handed  me  a  pick  and 
ov , "  he  once  said),  spent  time  in  the 
al  (strict  of  West  Virginia  in  the  coal- 
ip  ng  end  of  the  business,  and  was 
m   president  in  1948.  His  widow  is 
vc  Palmer  Jordan,  255  Clinton  Ave., 
>b   Ferry,  N.Y. 

G  nd  Rapids,  Mich.,  Dec.  2,  after  a 
ig  Iness.  He  was  the  co-founder  of 
?p'nson  &  Lawyer,  Inc.,  a  Grand  Rapids 
rnire  supply  firm.  He  served  as  presi- 
r>t  f  the  company  for  many  years  and 
IS  lairman  of  the  board  at  the  time  of 
;  cath.  During  World  War  II,  Mr.  Law- 
r  ;rved  as  a  lieutenant  commander  with 
:I5.  Navy.  Early  this  year  an  "Edward  L. 
w  r  Scholarship"  was  established  at  the 
ihrsity  and  endowed  with  $6,000.  Of 
is  Tiount,  $5,000  was  voted  by  the 
ai  of  directors  of  Mr.  Lawyer's  former 
n  nd  $1,000  given  by  Harold  L.  Sum- 
23,  his  roommate  at  Brown.  Mr. 

.  ;  :s  survived  by  his  widow,  Mrs.  Ed- 
in'-/  Lawyer,  286  Shorehaven  Drive, 

.  irand  Rapids. 

^,:\  ARTHUR  SOPER,  JR.  '25 
P  t  Hueneme,  Calif.,  Jan.  15.  He  re- 
etn  1967  as  district  sales  manager  for 
oi.le  Manufacturing  Company  in  Cleve- 
idOhio.  Mr.  Soper  also  had  been  a  dis- 
ctales manager  for  Scoville  in  Pitts- 
tf  and  in  Waterbury,  Conn.,  where  the 
nial  offices,  mills,  and  factories  are  lo- 
te  He  was  a  past  president  and  secre- 
ry  f  the  Brown  Club  of  Western  Penn- 
lv\ia.  Phi  Kappa  Psi.  His  widow  is 
itC.  Soper,  2541  Neptune  Place,  Port 

Fmouth,  Mass.,  Sept.  17.  He  was  a 
JCinical  engineer  who  worked  with 
31  &  Webster  Engineering  Corporation 
Eiton  for  40  years  before  retiring  in 
61  Mr.  Smith  was  a  member  of  the 
nican  Society  of  Mechanical  Engineers. 

frother  is  Philip  N.  Smith  '29,  and  his 
V  is  Sylvia  M.  Smith,  89  High  St., 
a:ham,  Mass. 

.^;5  BLAIR  TRUMBOWER  '26 
liladelphia.  Pa.,  Sept.  12.  For  the  past 
\iTs  he  had  been  a  realtor  in  the  leas- 
g  apartment  of  Albert  M.  Greenfield  & 
inany.  Inc.,  in  Atlantic  City,  where  the 
e  rious  Trumbower  was  known  as  "Mr. 
>£lwalk."  During  World  War  II,  he 
rd  as  a  captain  in  the  Army.  An  out- 
liing  baseball  player  at  Brown,  he  was 
ird  to  the  Brown  Athletic  Hall  of  Fame 
171.  Beta  Theta  Pi.  He  is  survived  by 

his  widow,  Mrs.  Geneva  Trumbower,  4713 
Mainland  Drive,  Fort  Lauderdale,  Fla.,  two 
sons,  and  a  daughter. 

in  Pawling,  N.Y.,  Aug.  7,  1972.  At  the  time 
of  his  death  he  was  commissioner  of  fi- 
nance for  Dutchess  County  in  Poughkeep- 
sie,  N.Y.  He  is  survived  by  a  son,  Jed 
Williamson,  Nottingham,  N.H. 

in  Rochester,  N.Y.,  Dec.  23.  He  was  a  field 
representative  for  the  Rochester  architec- 
tural firm  of  Northrup,  Kaelbert  &  Copf. 
Mr.  Cullings  was  a  self-employed  building 
contractor  before  joining  Northrup,  Kael- 
bert &  Copf.  Interested  in  restoring  old 
houses,  Mr.  Cullings  was  a  member  of  the 
Scottsville  (N.Y.)  Historic  District.  His 
widow  is  Carolyn  S.  Cullings,  50  Rochester 
Road,  Scottsville. 


in  Ridgefield,  Conn.,  Jan.  31.  He  was  chair- 
man of  the  mathematics  department  at 
Teachers  College  of  Columbia  University. 
Dr.  Rosskopf  was  considered  a  pioneer  in 
the  application  to  mathematics  of  the  cog- 
nitive development  theory  of  Swiss  psy- 
chologist Jean  Piaget.  In  1971,  Dr.  Ross- 
kopf was  appointed  to  the  Clifford  Brew- 
ster Upton  Chair  in  Mathematical  Education 
at  Columbia.  He  received  his  A.B.  degree 
from  the  University  of  Minnesota  in  1928. 
His  widow  is  Frances  M.  Rosskopf,  50 
Standish  Drive,  Ridgefield. 

in  Naples,  Fla.,  Oct.  24.  He  was  the  retired 
branch  manager  of  the  Monroe  Calculator 
Division  of  Litton  Industries  at  Louisville, 
Ky.  Phi  Gamma  Delta.  His  sister  is  Ada 
Rounds  Taylor  '32,  and  his  widow  is  Nancy 
N.  Rounds,  150  Teryl  Road,  Naples. 

in  Rochester,  N.Y.,  Jan.  12.  Since  1962  he 
had  been  coordinator  of  the  math-science 
department  at  Brighton  High  in  Rochester. 
After  Navy  service,  Mr.  Callahan  earned  a 
B.A.  at  Oberlin  (1948)  and  an  M.A.  from 
Columbia  (1950).  After  teaching  chemistry, 
math,  and  physics  in  Nyack,  N.Y.,  and 
serving  as  assistant  principal  in  Lansing, 
N.Y.,  Mr.  Callahan  was  named  to  his  most 
recent  position  when  Brighton  High  opened. 
His  widow  is  Earlene  R.  Callahan,  150 
Howland  Ave.,  Rochester. 

in  Spivak,  Colo.,  Dec.  18.  He  was  an  in- 
vestment banker  in  the  Los  Angeles  office 
of  Lehman  Bros.,  members  of  the  New 
York  Stock  Exchange.  During  World  War 
II,  Mr.  Woulfe  served  in  the  Army.  He 
was  with  Bosworth,  Sullivan  &.  Company, 
before  assuming  the  Denver  branch  man- 
agership of  McDonnell  &  Company  in 
1960.  Mr.  Woulfe  was  a  former  president 
of  the  Brown  Club  of  Colorado.  Alpha 
Delta  Phi.  His  widow  is  Anne  K.  Woulfe, 
188-A  South  Monaco  Parkway,  Denver. 

on  Feb.  3  when  the  single-engine  plane  he 
was  flying  as  a  student  pilot  crashed  in 
Taunton,  Mass.  Mr.  Bessette  taught  in  the 
Attleboro  (Mass.)  school  system  for  17 
years  and  was  chairman  of  the  English  de- 
partment at  Attleboro  High  at  the  time  of 
his  death.  Active  in  politics  in  Seekonk, 
Mass.,  he  served  as  chairman  of  the  Re- 
publican town  committee,  as  a  member  and 
chairman  of  the  school  committee,  and,  for 
the  past  three  years,  as  a  member  of  the 
zoning  board  of  review.  He  held  a  mas- 
ter's in  education  from  Rhode  Island  Col- 
lege. His  widow  is  Mrs.  Anne  Marie  Bes- 
sette, 264  West  Ave.,  Seekonk. 

in  Stamford,  Conn.,  Jan.  16.  Reportedly 
concerned  because  an  evaluation  of  his 
teaching  performance  did  not  meet  his  ex- 
pectations, he  killed  his  wife  and  two  sons 
and  then  hanged  himself.  Mr.  Christian  had 
been  a  junior  high  school  teacher  in 
Greenwich,  Conn,  since  1966.  He  served 
for  two  years  after  graduation  with  Liberty 
Mutual  Insurance  Company  in  Mount  Ver- 
non, N.Y.  He  spent  three  years  in  the 
Army,  taught  at  Man  Junior  High  in  Man, 
W.Va.,  and  then  earned  his  M.A.  in  sci- 
ence-education at  Columbia  in  1965.  He  is 
survived  by  his  mother,  Mrs.  Irene  Chris- 
tian, 346  Richbell  Road,  Mamaroneck,  N.Y. 

JAMES  J.  DUNDA  '65 
one  of  Brown's  finest  athletes,  in  Little 
Silver,  N.J.,  Jan.  12,  after  falling  asleep  at 
the  wheel  and  crashing  his  car  into  a  tree 
in  the  early-morning  hours  of  Jan.  11. 
Dunda  was  a  1968  graduate  of  New  York 
University  Law  School  and,  at  the  time  of 
his  death,  was  with  the  firm  of  Anschele- 
witz,  Barr,  Ansell  and  Bonello  of  Asbury 
Park,  N.J.  An  exciting  quarterback,  Dunda 
was  a  brilliant  passer,  and  the  combination 
of  Dunda  and  end  John  Parry  formed  one 
of  Brown's  most  famous  passing  teams. 
Kappa  Sigma.  His  widow  is  Virginia  Dunda, 
of  58  Crest  Drive,  Little  Silver.  A  James  J. 
Dunda  Memorial  has  been  established  at 
the  University. 


On  Stage: 

The  continuing  debate:  S/NC  vs.  A-B-C 

Members  of  the  class  of  '72,,  who  graduate  this  June, 
will  be  the  first  generation  of  Brown  students  to  have  started 
and  finished  their  undergraduate  education  under  the  New 
Curriculum.  Perhaps  a  handful  of  the  seniors  who  will  march 
down  the  Hill  in  June  will  graduate  without  ever  having  taken 
a  course  for  a  letter  grade.  A  prospective  employer  looking 
at  the  transcript  of  such  a  student  would  see  a  page  full  of 
S's  for  satisfactory  and,  perhaps,  a  folder  containing  course 
performance  reports  which  evaluate  the  student's  work  in 
certain  courses. 

When  the  New  Curriculum  was  adopted  in  1969,  the  re- 
vised grading  system  was  a  frank  compromise,  taking  into  ac- 
count conflicting  educational  philosophies.  As  Jerome  B. 
Grieder,  associate  professor  of  political  science,  wrote  in  the 
BAM.  in  July  of  1969,  the  evaluation  system  was  one  of  the 
most  radical  and  controversial  aspects  of  the  New  Curricu- 
lum. The  faculty  voted  to  allow  a  student  the  option  to  be 
graded  with  a  "Satisfactory"  in  any  course.  At  the  same  time, 
the  individual  instructor  was  also  given  the  option  of  offering 
any  course  only  on  the  Satisfactory  or  No  Credit  grading 
basis.  (The  precise  statistics  are  hard  to  pin  down,  but  after 
four  years  of  operation,  it  seems  that  fewer  than  ten  percent 
of  undergraduate  courses  have  been  offered  on  a  strictly  S/NC 
basis  and  only  a  very  small  number  of  students  have  never 
chosen  to  take  a  course  on  an  A-B-C  basis.) 

At  the  time  the  New  Curriculum  was  adopted,  Grieder 
wrote  that  it  was  hoped  the  Satisfactory/No  Credit  option 
would  "be  adopted  by  an  increasing  number  of  students  and 
teachers  and  that  in  consequence  a  de-emphasis  on  the  im- 
portance of  grades  and  an  easing  of  the  emotional  tensions 
that  grades  engender  may  result.  .  .  .  Many  teachers  are 
convinced  that  grades  provide  at  best  a  faulty  index  of  what  a 
student  has  or  has  not  accomplished  in  a  given  course — cryptic 
notations  that  reflect,  almost  by  necessity  in  many  cases, 
highly  subjective  judgments,  but  that  assume  the  character  of 
precise  and  objective  standards  once  they  have  been  entered 
on  the  student's  permanent  record." 

According  to  Grieder,  students  have  their  own  objections 
to  the  old  grading  system.  "More  than  any  other  single  factor, 
student  critics  blame  the  grading  system  for  injecting  into  the 
classroom  and  into  the  student-teacher  relationship,  the  air  of 
constraint,  of  contrived  and  coercive  authority,  that  is  so  dam- 
aging to  the  encouragement  of  rewarding  relationships  and 
genuinely  creative  intellectual  enterprise." 

The  dual  grading  system  which  provided  for  both  A-B-C 
and  Satisfactory  ratings  was  designed  to  meet  the  criticisms 
of  traditional  grading,  while  at  the  same  time,  serving  the  in- 
terests of  "those  students  and  members  of  the  faculty  in 
whose  judgment  the  identification  of  outstanding  academic 
performance  is  crucial  for  personal  or  professional  reasons." 

During  the  past  month  the  issue  of  just  what  compromise 
is  desirable  between  those  two  conflicting  goals  has  been 
raised  again.  Edward  Beiser,  associate  professor  of  political 
science,  introduced  a  resolution  at  a  faculty  meeting  calling 
for  the  elimination  of  the  right  of  a  faculty  member  to  give 

any  course  exclusively  on  the  basis  of  Satisfactory/No  Cred 
Beiser  proposed  his  amendment  because  he  felt  that  student; 
who  were  applying  to  graduate  or  professional  schools  were 
handicapped  by  having  a  transcript  heavy  with  S  grades. 
"The  issue  is,"  Beiser  said  during  the  faculty  meeting  debate 
"should  the  student  have  the  right  to  go  to  the  professor  anc 
say,  'I  want  you  to  certify  my  work  in  a  notation  that  will 
have  some  meaning  in  the  outside  world.'  "  j 

Apparently  a  large  number  of  students  do  not  consider 
that  right  to  be  very  compelling.  About  2,400  undergraduate 
— over  half  of  the  student  body — signed  a  petition  supportin 
the  present  grading  system.  The  Educational  Policy  CommitHJ 
tee,  which  advises  the  faculty  on  matters  pertaining  to  the 
curriculum,  found  its  members  split  into  three  almost  equal 
camps  so  it  decided  to  present  all  three  options  to  the  faculty 
rather  than  "attempting  to  paper  over  our  very  deep  divi-     . 

The  faculty  debated  not  only  the  pros  and  cons  of  allow 
ing  instructors  the  right  to  offer  a  course  on  the  basis  of 
S/NC,  but  also  the  merits  of  a  compromise  proposal  which 
would  require  an  instructor  who  felt  that  the  subject  matter ' 
of  his  course  made  an  A-B-C  evaluation  impossible  to  peti- 
tion the  appropriate  committee  for  permission  to  offer  the 
course  on  an  S/NC  basis. 

The  debate  during  the  faculty  meeting  centered  around 
two  conflicting  factors:  what  is  pedagogically  desirable  for 
students  and  what  professional  schools  require  in  the  way  of  j 
credentials.  It  seems  that  law  schools,  especially,  have  been  | 
slow  to  warm  to  the  idea  of  accepting  students  with  a  heavy ; 
dose  of  Satisfactory  grades.  However,  Jon  Rogers,  a  student 
member  of  the  Educational  Policy  Committee,  did  a  study 
which,  although  it  relied  on  limited  data,  seemed  to  indicate 
that  there  is  a  higher  correlation  between  law  board  scores 
and  admission  to  a  good  law  school  than  there  is  between  thi 
number  of  Satisfactory  grades  taken  and  admission  to  law 

Faculty  members  who  were  in  favor  of  retaining  the  pre 
ent  dual  system  argued  that  a  course  which  is  offered  only  0/ 
an  S/NC  basis  provides  a  different  educational  experience 
from  one  where  some  of  the  students  were  competing  for 
grades  and  others  were  not.  The  results  of  a  student  opinion 
survey  taken  by  the  Educational  Policy  Committee  added 
weight  to  this  contention.  Assistant  Professor  of  English  Joh 
Emigh  maintained  that  more  processes  are  open  as  a  way  of 
learning  in  courses  that  are  offered  S/NC  only  and  that  stu- 
dents can  work  cooperatively  on  projects  and  have  a  more 
relaxed  relationship  with  the  teacher. 

After  extended  debate,  the  faculty  voted  70-54  to  leave 
the  grading  system  as  it  is — so  the  instructor  retains  the  op- 
tion of  offering  any  course  only  on  the  Satisfactory/No  Crec 
basis.  It  seemed  certain,  however,  that  this  would  not  be  the 
last  time  that  elements  of  the  New  Curriculum  would  be  cha  ( 
lenged  by  those  who  found  themselves  in  disagreement  withi 
them,  either  for  philosophical  or  pragmatic  reasons.  ^j 


CommeiKement  Pops  Concert 

Saturday,  June  2,  1973  On  the  College  Green,  9  to  11  p.m. 

Mary  Costa,  the  star  of  the  new  MGM  movie,  "The  Great 
Waltz,"  will  be  the  featured  performer  at  the  9th  annual 
Commencement  Pops  Concert.  The  MetropoUtan  Opera 
star  is  equally  at  home  in  Operette  and  for  her  part  of  the 
program  will  present  "A  Night  in  Vienna."  Miss  Costa  will 
appear  with  the  R.  1.  Philharmonic  Orchestra,  with 
Francis  Madeira  conducting.  As  in  the  past,  sponsorship  is 
by  the  Brown  Club  of  Rhode  Island  and  the  Pembroke 
College  Club  of  Providence. 

Tickets  for  the  Pops  are  $7  and  $4.50,  with  reserved 
tables  of  10  available  for  $70  and  $45,  respectively.  Patron 
tables  in  a  preferred  location  are  $120  and  include  10 
tickets  and  the  name  of  the  patron  in  the  printed 
program.  Checks  should  be  made  payable  to  Brown  Club 
of  Rhode  Island  and  mailed  to  Commencement  Pops 
Concert,  Box  1859,  Brown  University,  Providence,  R.  I. 
02912.  Tickets  may  also  be  picked  up  personally  at 
Alumm  House,  159  George  Street. 

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